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Upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2015’, the country’s top economic forum held annually will discuss the importance of establishing an ‘A New Global Economic Strategy for Sri Lanka’.
This would be one, out of a series of important topics that is slated to be addressed during the eight sessions of the forum, which will see the participation of top economists, policy makers and sector professionals as resource persons.

Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka Dr. Razeen Sally will deliver the keynote session at the second session of the event, which will discuss this topic.

Dr. Sally’s address would be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of the likes of Deputy Minister of Policy Planning Dr. Harsha De Silva, Vice President of Treasury at the National Development Bank Niran Mahawatte, Economic Consultant Anushka Wijesinha and Senior Advisor of York Street Partners Eric Rajendra.

Managing Director, JB Securities (Private) Limited Murtaza Jafferjee will be the ‘Moderator’ of the session.

The topic, ‘Sri Lanka’s Global Economic Strategy,’ comes at a time when the country, with so much of potential behind it, such as its strategic location and human development fundamentals is lagging behind competitor economies in Asia, as the nation’s economic structure does not provide the framework for high and sustainable growth.