Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber economic forum seeks to reset growth path

ECONOMYNEXT – The annual business forum held by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce this year will look at ways to re-set Sri Lanka’s economic trajectory in the next five years and how to use new technologies.

“This year’s summit will deliberate on key proposals and reforms that needs to be implemented in the period leading up to 2025 in order for Sri Lanka to realize its true economic potential,” the business lobby said in a statement.

The two-day Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019 on 17-18 September, for which registrations is now open, brings together policymakers, business leaders, and international experts to spell out a way forward for the island.

“The theme has been suitably chosen to reflect the need to re-calibrate the status-quo of the economy, and the overall journey towards the development of Sri Lanka.”

The island’s already slow economic growth was slowed even further by April’s suicide bombings of churches and hotels which killed over 250 people and badly hit tourism.
 
The Economic Summit last year drew over 450 participants from across a wide spectrum of professions, which included chairpersons, diplomats, academia, scholars, and senior government officials.
(COLOMBO, 07 August 2019)