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An array of distinguished speakers and panellists from Sri Lanka and overseas will be featured in the forthcoming ‘RAISE Summit’, organised by UTO EduConsult (Pvt.) Ltd and scheduled to be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Ramada Colombo Hotel. 


They keynote address will be delivered by the very first Sri Lankan to hold the apex post of Rotary International, K.R. Ravindran. Chaired by another distinguished ex-Governor of Rotary, ThariqTulba, the event will encompass a wide array of topics that would include health and sanitation, environment, poverty alleviation, animal welfare, disaster response, education, banking for the ‘unbanked’, empowerment of women and issues facing the youth of today. 


The summit is expected to ‘raise awareness’ on multiple issues that impact society. Whilst individuals and institutions alike have responded to the needs of society, there is still considerable work that needs to be done in many diverse areas. The speakers from a cross section of industries and backgrounds will provide key insights that would, hopefully, serve to enlighten as well as inspire those present. 


The acronym RAISE could be broken down into its various components: Reconciliation, which should transcend national barriers to include among others, the Lankan diaspora; Alleviation of Poverty as well as overall living standards; Inspiration, from anecdotes from various individuals and institutions; Social Responsibility, even Beyond CSR, as the theme of the event suggests; and Engagement of stakeholders from various strata of society.


RAISE Summit 2016 promises a day filled with insights and knowledge sharing, with delegates also invited to participate in an interactive platform. For further details, please contact 0775-837575 or 0777-466488 or email info@utoeduconsult.com and visit www.utoeduconsult.com.


The speakers are: keynote address-Rotary International Immediate Past President and Printcare PLC CEO K.R. Ravindran, Conference Chairman-Rotary International Sri Lanka Past District Governor Thariq Thulba, Accessibility Rights Activist/IDIRIYA Chief Executive Dr. Ajith C.S. Perera, Sarvodaya Development Finance Chairman Channa De Silva, A-PAD Sri Lanka Representative Firzan Hashim, Independent Consultant Sustainability/Rotary Schools CEO/Project Director Dion Schoorman, Amana Takaful CEO Fazal Ghaffoor, My Friend Foundation Co-Founder Fouzul Hameed, The Grass Rooted Trust Director Hans Billimoria, University of Colombo Senior Professor of Pediatrics Prof. Harendra De Silva, Foundation of Goodness Founder/Chief Trustee Kushil Gunasekera, Cleanco Lanka Director/General Manager Rajeev De Alwis, Business and Financial Journalist/PATCHED Co-Founder Shabiya Ali Ahlam, MSR Security & Energy Technology Consultations Electronic Technologist Sheham Ramiz, LOLC Finance Islamic Business Unit DGM Al-Falaah Shiraz Refai, Amana Bank Vice President Retail Banking and Strategic Marketing Siddeeque Akbar, Calamander Capital Singapore Director Mafaz Ishaq, The Citizens Foundation Pakistan Chairman and Founding Director Mushtaq Chhapra, Sports Ministry Sri Lanka Anti-Doping Agency (SLADA) Director/General Dr. Seevali Jayawickrema,  Sri Lanka Rugby Sri Lanka Rugby/Executive Director/Former Captain Chandrishan Perera and Image Consultants/Professional Beautician/Director Nayana Karunaratne.

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