Private Sector Driven Growth in Focus at Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2022

The private sector’s role in driving growth in an economic reset of Sri Lanka will be under the spotlight at the third session of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2022 organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on December 6, which will explore the environment required for the private sector to drive growth, under the theme ‘Resetting to Facilitate Growth’.

The session will look at how Sri Lanka can secure quick wins to reduce bottlenecks and facilitate investment and exports,  as well as how taskforces set up to improve the ease of doing business can further facilitate this. What Sri Lanka can learn from other countries that have taken progressive steps to improve facilitation of the private sector to create a Business Enabling Environment will also be discussed. The session will bring together the viewpoint of the export community, multinationals and key investment projects alongside the public sector officials driving the reform process.

The session will be presented by the Country Manager for the International Finance Corporation in Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mr. Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa, with Mr. Vinod Hirdaramani – Director, Hirdaramani Group, Ms. Maud Meijboom-van Wel – Managing Director/CEO, Heineken Lanka Ltd., Ms. Chandanie Wijayawardhana – Senior Additional Secretary to the President, Presidential Secretariat, Ms Renuka M. Weerakoon – Director General, Board of Investments, and Mr Thulci Aluwihare – Deputy Managing Director, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd. participating as panellists. Mr Duminda Hulangamuwa – Vice Chairman, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will moderate the sessions.

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2022 (SLES 2022) is scheduled to be held on 5th and 6th December as a hybrid summit, at the Shangri-La Hotel. The theme for the 22nd Sri Lanka Economic Summit is based on the theme of Resetting from Turmoil to Opportunity.

The Chamber looks forward to delivering an insightful and valuable experience to all participants. Participants have the opportunity to register online from for the entire two- day summit or choose the sessions they wish to attend.  Registrations for the event are now open. For further information, please contact Niroshini on or 0115588852; or Alikie on or 0115588805, or the hotline number 0770228855.