Historically it is acknowledged that Sri Lanka’s strategic position in the middle of the maritime Silk Road offered the opportunity of promoting the country as a trading hub in the Indian Ocean. But this has not led to the country being better than Singapore or Hong Kong! Therefore, just the location is not adequate, measures need to be taken to optimize our location. Similarly, if action is not taken to benefit from BRI, we will still be left behind.

KPMG BNR