Acclaimed policy and industry leaders to feature at Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2022

The most anticipated economic event of the year, the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2022 will commence under the theme ‘Resetting from Turmoil to Opportunity’ on December 5th at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.

The Summit will be inaugurated by the Chief Guest President Ranil Wickremesinghe on December 5th. The Guest of Honour will be Mr. Martin Raiser, the World Bank’s Regional Vice-President for the South Asia Region, who will participate in a Fireside Chat where he will discuss key levers that will lead to macroeconomic stability that can play a fundamental role in Sri Lanka’s journey toward economic recovery.

The Keynote Speaker at the Summit will be Mr. Parameswaran Iyer, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, which serves as the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India.  Mr. Iyer has and continues to play a significant role in catalyzing India’s economic development, spearheading the nationwide Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, in addition to serving as the Global Lead for Strategic Initiatives in the World Bank’s Water Global Practice.

The Summit will feature over 30 local and international speakers in the arenas of monetary and fiscal policy, economic reforms, technology, investment, and private sector-led growth, who will cover key reform priorities. International speakers at the Summit include Mr. Aleksi Alexsishvili – former Finance Minister of Georgia,  Mr. Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa– Country Manager for the International Finance Corporation in Sri Lanka and Maldives,  Prof Nihat Bülent Gültekin  – Associate Professor of Finance, Finance Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Artak Melkonyan – Senior Advisor, Equity Financing and Funds, Sustainable Finance Hub, UNDP, and Mr. Rajesh Miglani – Senior Climate Business Specialist and Climate Anchor, South Asia, for the International Finance Corporation.

Key local speakers include Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe – Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Siriwardana – Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Ms. Yvette Fernando – Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ms. Renuka M Weerakoon – Director General, Board of Investments, Dr. Sharmini Cooray – former Director, Institute of Capacity Development, IMF, Ms. Chamindry Saparamadu – Director General, Sustainable Development Council, Ms. Chandanie Wijayawardhana – Senior Additional Secretary to the President, Presidential Secretariat, and Mr. Suresh Shah – DG, SOE Restructuring Agency.

Standard Chartered Bank and CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd are the respective Platinum and Gold sponsors of the event, while Daraz Sri Lanka and South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd are Session sponsors.  The International Finance Corporation (IFC) acts as the Knowledge Partner. Dialog Axiata PLC and Dialog Television are Telecommunication Partner and Television Partner respectively while and Omnicom Media Group are the communications sponsors. The Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is the Hospitality Partner of the Summit.

In-person registrations for the  SLES 2022 is sold out.  For further information on virtual participation in the Summit, please contact Niroshini on or 0115588852; or Alikie on or 0115588805 or the hotline number 0770228855.