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This article provides a brief comparative overview of special economic zones as legal and economic structures for national development. The creation and operations of SEZs usually triggers public scrutiny and attracts somewhat excessive but justified criticism. This contribution assesses success stories and critically examines failures and media criticism to offer a more balanced and objective picture of SEZs. Concurrently the article aims to provide a better understanding of SEZs. By drawing lessons on examples from Asia and Africa, we seek to provide lessons for the successful implementation and operation of the Colombo Port City.