Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2017

‘Sri Lanka in a World in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities’.

09.00 am onwards

30th March 2017

Galle Face Hotel

Colombo, Sri Lanka

About Sri Lanka Inc

Sri Lanka Inc is an independant, non-partisan civic network committed to building a smart, progressive and pluralist Sri Lanka. We aim to encourage open and constructive dialogue on national and social issues in a search for creative and viable solutions. Ideas are our means of intervention through the vehicle of informed public opinion. Sri Lanka Inc hopes to constitute a civic forum which will offer space for ideas and creative alternatives to be expressed and debated.

Contact for Tickets

Nirosha: 071 447 26 96

Sandamali: 071 142 8848

Ruvini: 071 115 4646

Roshan: 071 994 4646

Key Speakers

Our Key Speakers

Prof W D Lakshman

Prof W D Lakshman


Sri Lanka Economic Forum Committee.

Prof. Howard Nicholas

Prof. Howard Nicholas

Associate Professor

Economics of Development at the International Institute of Social Studies.

Prof. HD Karunaratne

Prof. HD Karunaratne

Professor & Head of the Department

Business Economics, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo.

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke

Former Ambassador / Permanent Representative

UN, Geneva.

Invitation to transform Sri Lanka’s economy

The Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2017 will be held on 30 March 2017 at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. Themed ‘Sri Lanka in a world in transition: challenges and opportunities,’ this year’s forum focuses on economic concerns and challenges the country is faced with presently.
The premise of this forum is that the many economic models adopted by Sri Lanka has only resulted in the country being stuck at a lower-middle income level in international comparison. With many a debate arising around these concerns, the forum brings together expert views on what is necessary to manage and exploit the present situation in order to drive the country to advanced income status.
The event comprises three segments. Each segment, with its assigned panel of industry and business experts, will focus on on strategies to overcome an identified key economic concern. The event is not simply a sharing of views, but an opportunity to debate and discuss concerns and showcase local businesses to the global community. This event will be live-streamed through global news networks.


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