The progression of Sri Lanka’s economic development has faced abrupt interruptions in the past. Natural calamities, power crises, security threats, and numerous other shocks have all contributed to this. The response has been insufficient and resulted in negative impact on the country’s brand image. As a country, it is imperative that we work towards a stable country, and have favourable government policies – all which will help improve investor confidence.
The session on ‘Building a Resilient Economy’ at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019 will explore the readiness of Sri Lanka’s institutions and businesses to be resilient. It will also examine if Sri Lanka has the necessary infrastructure in place, and capacity to manage these risks.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Deputy Executive Director Aslam Perwaiz will be the keynote speaker at the panel providing a regional perspective. Other panellists will feature Sri Lanka Army former Commander Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, Resource Management Associates Ltd. Managing Director Dr. Tilak Siyambalapitiya, University of Peradeniya Agriculture Education Unit Director Prof. Buddhi Marambe, National Insurance Trust Fund Sri Lanka CEO Sanath C. de Silva, and International SOS Security Specialist South Asia Kanishka Lad.
The session will be moderated by LIRNEasia Founding Chair and ICTA Chairman Prof. Rohan Samarajiva.
Registrations for the event, scheduled for 17 and 18 September, are now open. For further information please contact Niroshini on email@example.com or 0115588852; or Alikie on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115588805.