Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020: To discuss role of Private Sector in driving economic recovery

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 22 2020

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020, the premier economic forum, this year too will have a lineup of timely plenary discussions under the theme ‘Roadmap for Take-Off: Driving a People-Centric Economic Revival’.  

The private sector has often been labelled as the engine of economic growth though this has not been the case consistently due to numerous factors. Industry specialists will come together for a dialogue on how COVID-19 will impact the private sector’s role in driving growth and how will they build business models that are resilient, profitable and sustainable. The discussion will explore how Sri Lanka’s private sector can be competitive and agile locally and globally in response to COVID-19 and how firms can aim to create new job opportunities as part of the economic recovery.

The presenters at this plenary will include Harsha Basnayake – Deputy Area Managing Partner, EY Asia-Pacific and Prabhash Subasinghe – Chairman, Sri Lanka Export Development Board. Thereafter the presenters will be joined by  Pravir Samarasinghe – Group Director/ Chief Executive Officer Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC,  Hajar Alafifi – Chairperson, Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd,  Sanjaya Mohottala – Director General, Board of Investment Sri Lanka for a panel discussion moderated by  Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson, Group CEO, Hemas Holdings PLC. 

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 22 2020

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