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High profile panel at Sri Lanka Economic Summit 

The upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2021 (SLES2021) is to feature a distinguished panel of professionals, along with Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Treasury Secretary S.R. Attygalle.

The rest of the presenters at this plenary are expected to be Erasmus University Rotterdam International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Visiting Lecturer Dr. Howard Nicholas, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chairman Vish Govindasamy, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Regional Economic Advisor – South Asia Regional Development Rana Hasan, and Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Executive Director Dr. Dushni Weerakoon will join the panel discussion. The session will be moderated by former CCC Chairman Suresh Shah.

This economic event is prepared to host a line-up of contemporary dialogues under this year’s theme, “Springboard for Revival: Opportunity to Reset”.

Day one of the event will feature a session dedicated to “Setting the Macro Foundation for Growth” on 6 December 2021. This session will highlight Sri Lanka’s key economic challenges such as managing the external debt repayments in the next five years while focusing on growth. The session will also focus on how Sri Lanka will meet its debt obligations in the 2022-2026 period, calibrate its growth drivers, drive tax revenue, improve our credit ratings, and manage key risks such as inflation and increase in income inequality.