Transport, Highways and Mass Media Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana said that Sri Lanka should reap the benefits of the vast development of the Indian electric vehicle (EV) industry.

He said this while participating in the ‘Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024’ held in New Delhi, India, as a special guest on the invitation of Indian Commerce, Industry and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal.

A large number of Indian and international vehicle manufacturers, auto component manufacturers and entrepreneurs, including investors, inventors, and others, presented their range of products, technologies and services at this three-day exhibition.

This exhibition and conference was organized under the theme ‘Beyond Boundaries’, with the concept of bringing the leaders and pioneers of the field onto one platform for the future of mobility. More than 800 exhibitors engaged in the field of motor vehicles and transportation, including more than 50 foreign exhibitors, were present. Along with the exhibition, 20 conferences were organized with the participation of industry leaders, on various themes. Many stalls to showcase technical solutions in the motor vehicle sector, construction equipment, hybrid and electric vehicles were set up at the exhibition.

 One of the main objectives of this exhibition was to demonstrate to the world the success that India has achieved in the motor vehicle sector. A number of IT and software products presented in a way suitable for the future motor transport sector were also unveiled here.

One of the main objectives of Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardhana’s visit is to get the contribution of Indian and foreign investors, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who joined this international exhibition to the International Green Mobility Exhibition and Conference to be held in Sri Lanka in March 2024.

The Minister also observed the new products including state-of-the-art passenger transport buses of many companies that have made investments in the motor vehicle manufacturing sector in many countries including Sri Lanka, and discussed investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s transport and highway sector with the leaders of many leading companies.