Home / News/ Public events at Asia Liberty Forum announced

Public events at Asia Liberty Forum announced

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00



The Asia Liberty Forum, co-hosted by Advocata Institute and the Atlas Network, is set to kick off at the Hilton Colombo today. 

The Asia Liberty Forum brings together over 50 speakers, over 275 thought leaders and intellectuals from 40 different countries to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance market-oriented reforms. 

The annual Asia Liberty Forum is hosted by the Atlas Network and co-hosted by Advocata Institute in Sri Lanka this year. With the objective of making this year’s forum affordable and accessible to all, Advocata Institute is opening up two sessions to the public, with free admission. 

The public talk and panel ‘Are we afraid of opening up?’ will be held today at 5.00 p.m. at the Hilton Colombo.

 The next public session, ‘State of State Enterprises in Sri Lanka’, will be tomorrow at 5.30 p.m. at the Hilton Colombo.  The first panel ‘Are we afraid of opening up?’ will explore the topic of protectionism and the fierce opposition to opening up our economy. This panel will be moderated by Daily FT Sri Lanka Editor Nisthar Cassim and speakers are ICTA Sri Lanka and LIRNEasia Chair Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Chartered Accountants Association Advisor Lakshman Athukorala, Ministry of Mass Media and Information former Secretary Dr. Charitha Herath and SLASSCOM and AMCHAM, Sri Lanka Board Director Chandi Dharmaratne. 

The next discussion, to be held tomorrow, titled ‘State of State Enterprises in Sri Lanka’ will be moderated by Verite Research Executive Director Dr. Nishan de Mel and speakers are Advocata Institute Resident Fellow Ravi Ratnasabapathy, Carson Cumberbatch PLC Director Suresh Shah, National Agency for PPPs Chairman Thilan Wijesinghe and Senior Economist Dr. Malathy Knight. 

Advocata Institute will launch its flagship report ‘The State of State Enterprises in Sri Lanka, 2019’ at this event. The Asia Liberty Forum is a rare opportunity to meet, network and interact with some incredible minds in the field of economics and policy.  For more information on the forum, speakers and schedule, visit www.alf19.com

Advocata is an independent policy think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

They conduct research, provide commentary and hold events to promote sound policy ideas compatible with a free society in Sri Lanka. 

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Revitalising the tourist inflows

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Easter Sunday 21 April terror acts have dealt a very heavy blow on tourism. The inflow has dried up for the moment while it can be presumed that forward selling too may have become sluggish. It is noted that Government has introduced a series of meas

Truth has now arrived, and falsehood has perished

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

“And say: Truth has now arrived, and Falsehood has perished: for Falsehood by its very own nature is bound to perish.” Holy Quran: Chapter 17 Verse 81. Every discussion, debate and discourse that we see and hear over the audio – visual and prin

Afghan refugees face Jaffna’s hostility: These Sri Lankans are crazy

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Abbas Ahmadi, an IT specialist, was rather high in the Afghan provincial civil service. He is of Hazara ethnicity and persecuted by the majority Pashtuns who ironically dominate the ruling faction as well as the rebelling Taliban.The Hazaras are inpa

One month gone: No charge on over 200 Catholics murdered

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

It’s been one month since the murder of around 300 innocent Catholic children and parents but no has yet been charged for the biggest negligence of duty that Sri Lanka has seen in recent history. The President and Prime Minister have both denied a

Columnists More