Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020 to discuss efficient Govt. and progressive SOEs

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The upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Virtual Summit 2020, is prepared to host a lineup of contemporary dialogues under this year’s theme ‘Roadmap for Take-Off: Driving a People-Centric Economic Revival’. Day Two of the event will commence with a session dedicated towards a focal topic on ‘Efficient Government and Progressive State Enterprises’.

This session will emphasise on the role that the Government and its institutions/enterprises will need to play in driving the economic recovery. The session would also explore how the public sector should re-orient itself to fulfil the policy objectives and the needs of the public. 

Under its first component of ‘Efficient Government’, the focus will be on institutionalising mechanisms within Government to ensure that all available resources are directed towards achieving desired development results. 

In the second element of ‘Progressive State Enterprises’, the spotlight will fall on improving efficiency of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in terms of quality and service delivery particularly in public services that feed into other sectors of the economy. Alternate approaches to strengthening corporate governance and performance management practices in this sector will also be examined.

The presenters at this plenary will feature international speaker, former Khazanah Nasional Berhad Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Mokhtar; Secretary to the Treasury and the Ministry of Finance Sajith Attygalle; Office for Reparations Chairperson, former Ministry Secretary and former Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Secretary General and CEO Dhara Wijayatilake; Independent Consultant and former Central Bank Director Dr. Roshan Perera; Colombo Stock Exchange Chairman Dumith Fernando; and Verité Research Ltd. Research Associate Dr. Malathy Knight. The session will be moderated by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Secretary General and CEO Manjula de Silva.   

Participants have the opportunity to register for the entire two-day summit or choose the sessions of their choice. The Chamber looks forward to delivering a unique, digitally transformed experience to all participants this year. Registrations for the event are now open. For further information, please contact Niroshini on [email protected] or 0115588852; or Alikie on [email protected] or 0115588805.