As part of its initiative to generate greater awareness on responsible investing among the general public the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) in partnership with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) jointly organized an investor forum titled “Kotas welenda pola: nagarayen nagarayate” in Colombo on 28th November 2017 at Ramada Colombo. This was the 6th forum in the series. The forum saw over 350 participants and provided an exceptional platform for topics central to the growth and opportunities in the capital market.
Prof. Hareendra Dissabandara, Professor in Finance, Head of the Department of Finance, Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura spoke on the Macro-Economic Overview followed by a presentation on the Sectoral Performance and Investment Opportunities in the CSE by Pasindu Perera, Head of Research, Candor Equities (pvt) Ltd. The forum was compered by Nimal Kumarasinghe, Senior Assistant Manager, SEC.
The panel comprised of the two presenters and Vajira Wijegunawardane, Director General, SEC and Rajeeva Bandaranaike, Chief Executive Officer, CSE. The panel discussion and question and answer session with the audience that followed was moderated by Tushara Jayaratne, Director, External Relations and Surveillance, SEC.
Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation was the media partner for this event.
Given that these public engagements managed to draw large crowds and gather feedback to develop the market, the SEC and the CSE will continue to engage with the public through its investor forum series in 2018.