Be empowered with Daily FT Budget 2011 forum tomorrow

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Key insights from some of the senior officials who were involved in the preparation of Budget 2011 as well as top industry and professional experts will be the highlight of the Daily FT and Colombo University MBA Alumni Association organised top seminar tomorrow at Ceylon Continental Hotel from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The ground breaking initiative as part of its value addition and first anniversary tomorrow, the Daily FT and its co-host has invited six experts for the seminar to assist the business community to understand the salient features of the Budget 2011 as well as how it would impact the private sector in particular and the post-war economy in general.

Tomorrow’s public seminar is also the first to be held under a private sector initiative and will feature Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera as the keynote speaker.

Additionally a host of experts will share their respective observations and insights as well. The impressive line-up of speakers includes Brandix Lanka CEO Ashroff Omar providing a private sector perspective, Colombo University Senior Lecturer Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne will deal with macro-economic and policy implications of the Budget 2011.

Gajma and Company Partner N.R. Gajendran, Ernst & Young Partner and Head of the Tax Department Lakmali Nanayakkara along with Tax Advisor to Finance Ministry and Deputy Commissioner Inland Revenue Department Dammika Gunatilake will focus on tax proposals.

Finance Ministry Director General Fiscal Policy S.R. Attygalle and Director General  Trade, Tariff and Investment Policies Dr. Neville Gunawardena will be present as well to clarify.

The seminar includes a Q&A session following the presentations by experts. The seminar will also have further value additions for participants.

John Keells Holdings is the strategic partner of the Budget 2011 seminar whilst SLT Rainbow Pages is the platinum sponsor. Other supporting organisations include Ceylon Continental Hotel, Phoenix O&M, ITN and Prime TV, Gold FM, Hiru and Shakthi FM, 3M, Aviva NDB, Swedish Trading Audio Visual and Sonic Advertising.