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Panel from left - Lahiru Ariyaratna, Roshan Fernando, Tushara Jayaratne and Niroshan Wijesundere



  • Next in the series will be held in Polonnaruwa on 21 September

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) together with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) concluded the latest domestic investor forum titled ‘Kotas welenda pola: nagarayen nagarayate’ on Saturday, 7 September at The Rain Tree Hotel in Tissamaharama.  

The forum generated a keen interest amongst different investor segments within the locality, drawing over 200 attendees including businessmen and professionals i.e. bankers, lawyers, etc. 

The SEC and CSE embarked on this islandwide project with the aim of improving financial literacy (capital market) and imparting knowledge on the types of investment products and services available in the securities market. ‎The recently concluded forums in Matara, Anuradhapura, Embilipitiya, Jaffna, Kurunegala and Batticaloa attracted large crowds reflecting the renewed interest among the community.  CSE Ambalantota Branch Market Development Executive Jeewan Chathuranga made the opening remarks, whereas, the forum featured insightful presentations by some of the industry’s reputed personnel. The forum commenced with a presentation outlining the ‘Introduction to investing at CSE’ conducted by Taprobane Securities Ltd. Compliance Officer Roshan Fernando, and was followed by the presentation of Equity Sales Asia Securities Ltd. Co-Head Lahiru Ariyaratna, under the title of ‘Analysis of the Sectoral Performance & Market Opportunities’. 

The day concluded with a panel discussion featuring SEC Director External Relations Tushara Jayaratne, CSE Head of Market Development Niroshan Wijesundere, as well as the two presenters. The panel discussion created the space for a dialogue between the panellists and the audience. Participants also got the opportunity to interact with Stock Brokers and Unit Trust Management companies in obtaining valuable investment advices. 

The series is expected to be held in various other parts of the country in the near future and the instantaneous next in the series will be held in Polonnaruwa on 21 September. 


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