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Galle Investor Forum attracts a large crowd

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The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) embarked on a series of Investor Forums titled ‘Kotas Welenda Pola: Nagarayen Nagarayate’ throughout the country with a view to improving financial literacy and imparting knowledge on the types of investment products and services available in the securities market. 

The recently concluded forums in Negombo, Colombo, Jaffna and Kandy attracted large crowds and the fifth in the series was concluded on Saturday 30 September at the Lighthouse hotel in Galle with over 350 participations. The responses witnessed in the past forums reflect the renewed interest in the capital market of Sri Lanka.

The forum in Galle commenced with a presentation on the Macro-Economic Overview of Sri Lanka by Dr. Aminda Methsila Perera, Senior Lecturer in Financial Management, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University followed by a presentation on the Sectoral Performance and investment opportunities in the CSE by Sidath Kalyanaratne, Head of Research, David Pieris Group of Companies.

The panel discussion that followed comprised of the two presenters, Tushara Jayaratne, Director, External Relations and Surveillance, SEC and Niroshan Wijesundere, Head of Market Development, CSE and was moderated by Priyantha Heenpelle, Senior Executive, Matara Branch, CSE.

In addition, stock brokers and unit trust management companies provided potential investors with valuable investment advice.

The series is expected to be held in various other parts of the country in the near future.

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