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‘Energising the Bureaucracy’ for swift policy implementation


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Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ will feature a session focused on charting a path forward for leaders of the bureaucracy to drive and implement policy. Titled ‘Energising the Bureaucracy’, this will be the fifth session of the two-day summit. 

Spanning across six sessions with a lineup of 50 locally and internationally venerated speakers, SLES 2018 is set to take place on 13 and 14 September at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.

During the fifth session, the difficulty of the implementation process in policy, and best practices in other countries, will be highlighted by Dr. T. V. Somanathan, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. 

Joining him in a panel discussion will be: Sumith Abeysinghe, Secretary to the Cabinet, Office of the Cabinet of Ministers Sri Lanka, Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media; Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Education; Chandanie Wijayawardhana, Secretary, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade; and as the panel moderator, Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Founding Chair of LIRNEasia.

Three hundred senior corporate executives, including chairpersons, managing directors, CEOs, and directors representing the Sri Lankan corporate sector have already signed up to attend SLES 2018. 

If you too wish to engage in this expert discussion of the nation’s economy, there is less than two weeks left for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For further details, contact satheesha@chamber.lk/nazila@chamber.lk/events@chamber.lk or call 0770228833/0770228855/0770228877.


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