Among the latest addition to the list of participating firms are Wipro, Bosch, Nicco Corporation, Ennore Coke, Feedback Infrastructure, Griffith Labs, Standard Chartered Bank, IL&FS Transportation Networks, Shasun Pharmaceuticals, and LifeCell. Previously, Ashok Leyland, Taj Group, Bharat Hotels, NTPC Ltd (largest state owned power utility), Suzlon Energy, Indian Oil Corporation, State Bank of India, TVS Motor Co, Punj Lloyd and Jubilant Life Sciences have confirmed their participation. John Keels Holdings, AMW, Samson International, Dilmah Tea, CIC Group, Ceylon Biscuits, Hettigoda Group, Brandix Lanka, Laughs Holdings, Bank of Ceylon, Watawala Plantations and the Unit Trust Management Co are among the top Sri Lankan corporates slated to take part in the India-Sri Lanka CEO Forum to be held on 04 August. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is among the key Lankan entities awaiting to make representations to the Indian delegation during its four day stay in Colombo.
Minister Bathiudeen announced this on 23 July welcoming one of the strongest overseas trade delegations to visit the country this year. In addition to Indian Commerce, Industry and the textile Minister Anand Sharma, and Bharti Mittal (Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises), the Commerce Secretary SR Rao, top Indian Department of Commerce officials, top members of Indian chamber of Commerce and Industry (CII), and business leaders of well-known Indian firms too will also be taking part. "A group of CEOs will also come with CIII delegation for the India Show. All are big companies in their own right. In addition, a Panel Discussion on "Doubling Indo-Lanka Bilateral Trade and Investment within Five Years" will also be held on 3 August at BMICH" revealed M Manish, the Commercial and Economic Counsellor of Indian High Commission in Colombo.