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Big draw for events in Badulla, Negombo and Maharagama, next at Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha tomorrow
The participants at the Investor Day Programs of the ‘Insight into Investing’ launched by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) praised the initiative taken by the CSE to take investor awareness to the peripheries of the country and also acknowledged the value and importance of these programs.
Insight into Investing is an island wide investor awareness program by the CSE to enhance the knowledge of the general public with regards to Share Investments. In line with its periphery investor awareness policy, the recent Investor Day Programs were held in Badulla, Negombo and Maharagama.
There were over 250 eager participants at the Investor Day Program in Badulla held on 22 September at the Postal Complex Auditorium.
“The Investor Day program was well organised and the information was effectively presented. As an investor, I am more than satisfied on the knowledge I received,” Gihan Bandarawela, a businessman from Badulla observed.
The admission is free of charge at these Investor Day Programs and they provide the participants with an ideal opportunity to raise questions pertaining to the market and plan their investments with Broker Firms and Unit Trust companies who are present at the event.Moreover, the Investor Day Program is a prime opportunity for the attendees to register for the Educational Workshops which will follow in the second phase of Insight into Investing.
H.M.S. Kumari, a Teacher from Badulla Vishaka Girls School pointed out that since she was an English teacher she did not have a vast knowledge about investing and that through the program she learnt a lot. She added that this program is invaluable for teachers and students in the commerce stream.
The Investor Day Program in Negombo too attracted over 250 participants which was held on 25 September at the Negombo Town Hall. The educational seminars were carried out during the day for potential investors in Sinhala and Tamil medium.
“This program is very helpful with regards to investing in the Share Market which would help me not only in my future investment decisions but my studies as well,” R.M.L.K. Ranathunga, a University student from Negombo said.
The participants were impressed and were prompt in highlighting the immeasurable value of the program. Alex Edirisinghe, a private sector employee, acknowledged the success of the program and added that it is very useful to potential investors and entrants to the Stock Market.
“The objective of the program is important as the participants at the Investor Dayprogram received a thorough understanding about Share Investments from the seminars, which were well conducted,” a retired Government employee H.A. De Soyza added.
M.A.S. Manjula, a Commerce teacher at the Bolawalana Nimala Maria Maha Vidyalaya noted that her students were able to obtain a comprehensive understanding on the practical aspect of investing and that it is much more than what is taught in the classroom as part of the curriculum.
Participants at the Maharagama Investor Day Program held on 28 September at the Youth Centre commended the seminars and the presentations conducted by the CSE. “Since the presentations were done in a very straightforward manner it was very easy for us to grasp the information and understand the value of Share Investment,” Branch Sales Manager Alanka Abeysekera of a plantation company said.
The Maharagama Investor Day Program attracted a crowd of over 1000 participants including Government and private sector employees, teachers, students, businessmen and undergraduates. Divisional Secretary of Maharagamav observed that she believed that the tendency of Government employees entering this line of investment is less due to a lack of knowledge in this regard and this type of program is necessary at this hour. Moreover, she thanked the CSE for this great opportunity to gain valuable knowledge. She added that the CSE should reach out to more Government organisations providing them the knowledge to invest in the Share Market. The next Investor Day will be held in Wattala on 4 October at the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha.
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