Pathfinder webinar to discuss COVID and economy
The Pathfinder webinar, on COVID-19 and the Economy: ‘Which Way Now for Sri Lanka?’ scheduled for Wednesday 22 September at 2:30 on live can be free registration link on https://rb.gy/xbyxoz. The virtual discussion will be Co-chaired by Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy; Distinguished Fellow, Pathfinder Foundation and former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne; Professor of Economics, University of Colombo.
Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja; Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute, London and Senior Visiting Fellow, PF will be made the main presentation on the Economy of Sri Lanka, Dr. Dileni Gunewardena; Professor of Economics, University of Peradeniya and Nihal Fonseka; Senior Independent Director and Chairman, Board Audit Committee at John Keells Holdings, also in a key Discussants.
COVID has caused an economic crisis like no other in Sri Lanka’s post-independence history. No definite end in sight, the pandemic has touched upon every aspect of the economy and life in Sri Lanka. The Government has scrambled to put in place policies to mitigate what might be a debt crisis induced recession. Sri Lankans are asking what exactly is happening in the economy. Is the Government responding effectively? What is the agenda to support economic recovery once COVID is manageable? Will be fenced in this Pathfinder webinar.