The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) commenced a series of Investor Forums titled ‘Kotas welenda pola: nagarayen nagarayate’ with a view to showcasing the benefits of investing in the capital market to the general public.
The first in the series was held at Grandeeza Hotel, Negombo on Saturday 29th July generated an overwhelming response with the participation of over 250 existing/potential investors, professionals and the business community. Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation joined hands as the official media partner to support this endeavour.
The forum featured two eminent professionals namely, Dr. Anil Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayawardenapura and Sidath Kalyanaratne, Vice President - Research, NDB Securities who spoke on the ‘macroeconomic overview and performance’ and ‘opportunities in the securities market’ respectively.
Subsequently, a panel comprising of Tushara Jayaratne, Director, External Relations and Surveillance SEC, Nishantha Hewavithana, Head of Research, CSE and the speakers responded to the questions posed by the audience.
In addition, stock brokers and Unit Trust management companies provided potential investors with valuable investment advice. The next in the series will be held at Hilton Colombo Residencies on 15th August at 5.30 p.m in English medium.