The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 will feature a special session which stages leaders from the business chambers in Sri Lanka, representing the needs of their members. ‘Shaping the National Agenda: A Joint Chamber Plenary’ will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on 14 September at the Cinnamon Grand.
This session on Day 2 will be held to discuss on some of the common issues impacting the members of chambers, as a holistic approach to voicing the needs of a wide spectrum of enterprises. The discussion would bring to light policy adjustments that could rectify common issues faced by Sri Lankan companies that hinder their performance.
The focus will be on deliberating on a common national agenda for policymakers to take forward and fast-track economic growth. Furthermore, the escalation of ethnic disunity, improving the economy, and governance are some of the areas that will be discussed.
Suresh Shah, Past Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will be the speaker for this session, and thereafter will moderate the panel discussion. Joining him on the panel, representing the chambers, will be Rajendra Theagarajah, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Dinuk Hettiarachchi, Chairman of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs; Ramal Jasinghe, President of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka; Sujeeve Samaraweera, President of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka; Raja Hewabowala, Chairman of the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries; and Chathuri Ranasinghe, Chairperson of the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce Sri Lanka.