Global Economy is once again going through turbulent times. The possibility of the United States economy suffering another recession is increasing. The economic outlook of Europe looks grim. Middle East is in turmoil. All these developments raise many concerns. Where is the world heading? How would these developments affect Sri Lanka, specially its export sector? Can we weather this crisis as we did the financial crisis in 2008? How should we react?
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Seminar on Friday 16 September 2011 from 2.30 pm onwards at the Chamber auditorium at 50, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 2 to get the views of Dr. Razeen Sally, an international expert on the global economic developments on how it could impact Sri Lanka and what measures would be required to minimise the negative impact. Dr. Razeen Sally is a Senior Lecturer at the Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore (former senior lecturer at London School Economics) and Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, now Europe’s leading trade-policy think tank. He received his Phd from the London School of Economics and he has been a Visiting Professor at the Institut D’Etudes Politiques in Paris, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong and the Australian National University, and a Director of the Commonwealth Business Council in London. He is on the advisory boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney, and the Cato Centre for Trade Policy Studies in Washington DC.
The seminar will be chaired by Dr. Anura Ekanayake, an eminent economist and the former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, a former Director of Economic Affairs of the Commonwealth Secretariat will join the panel discussion. This timely Seminar will provide the business community with an opportunity to learn about the current global economic trends and identify how best to plan their business activities to minimise the adverse effects of the crisis and maximise on the opportunities created.