Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015 begins today

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, began today at 9.00 am in Colombo.

It will be addressed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The Summit, which will be held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel and will see the participation of over 450 persons.The Prime Minister will deliver the key note address, at the inaugural session, while Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Foreign Affairs Minister, Mangala Samaraweera will join in as members of the panel discussion, which will follow the Prime Minister’s speech.

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce former Chairman Suresh Shah will moderate the panel discussion.

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit, will run across two days and hold eight sessions, where various topics will come under discussion in relation to the summits theme of ‘Towards Exports of US$ 50 billion’.

The planned 08 sessions will focus on areas such as ‘National Vision: Policy Implementation and Perspective,’ ‘A New Global Economic Strategy for Sri Lanka’, ‘Driving Exports – Use of Social Media and Technology’, ‘Challenges In and Opportunities For Financing of Exports’, ‘Championing Value Addition in Agri Exports’, ‘Sustainability Led Export Growth’, ‘Going Up the Value Chain – Export of Knowledge Services’ and will conclude with a CEO’s forum.

President will address the participants at the summits closing session, while closing remarks will be made by Rajendra Theagarajah, Vice Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.