SL Economic Forum on Jan.7

2016-01-01 01:15:56

The Sri Lanka Economic Forum in which the government’s agenda for economic prosperity 2023 is to be discussed, will get off the ground on January 7 in Colombo with the participation of George Soros and Prof Joseph Stiglitz , the organizing committee said yesterday.

The two-day forum which would be one of the major events in Colombo after the turn of the new year will be held under the theme ‘Steering Sri Lanka towards Sustainable and inclusive development- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremeisnghe’s agenda for development.'

The forum will be led by the Prime Minister himself while several global corporate and economic experts including business tycoon George Soros and US economist and Nobel Laureate Prof. Joseph Stiglitz will participate as guests of honour.

The subjects that will come under discussion are Macroeconomic and Fiscal Stability, Structural Transformation and Competitiveness, Urbanization and Development and Regional Development and Social Inclusion. Pannel discussions will also focus on the million jobs program of the government, options which the governments have for overcoming macro economic vulnerabilities, opportunities and challenges for inclusive growth and organization of urbanization process. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Nalin Friday, 1 January 2016 12:18

    Sri lankan economy will be another victim of what sores did to Malaysia.

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    Coconut Republic Friday, 1 January 2016 13:22

    Our heart felt blessing to our mother land!

    Reply : 0       4

    Udarath Friday, 1 January 2016 14:19

    economic prosperity 2023 is very good idea

    Reply : 0       4

    rasa Friday, 1 January 2016 15:03

    A very good start for the year on the most important subjects for Sri Lanka, with top International experts. Great start for 2016

    Reply : 0       4

    Kense Friday, 1 January 2016 19:52

    Get FCID director as panelist to have new economic thinking

    Reply : 1       2

    CS Friday, 1 January 2016 19:54

    Wow, Stiglitz in SL. Can we attend this as public???

    Reply : 0       3

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