The 6th South Asia Economic Summit

The 6th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES), organized by the IPS took place during 2nd – 4th September at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, 2013. The three day summit was inaugurated by Hon. D.E.W. Gunasekera,, Senior Minister for Human Resources, Chief Guest at the occasion and the key-note address was delivered by Hon. Ashan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning in Pakistan. The Summit also featured, SAARC Secretary General Ahmed Saleem and many distinguished personalities. The Welcome address was made by Dr. Saman Kelegama,, Executive Director, IPS.

This year’s theme for the Summit was ‘Towards a Stronger, Dynamic, and Inclusive South Asia’. The Summit consisted of 4 plenary sessions, 14 parallel sessions, 3 special events, two guests speakers. There were also two official partner events where lecturers were delivered by the Summit Speakers at the Lakshman Kadiragarmar Institute and the University of Colombo.

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Media Highlights

Sunday Observer – 1st September 2013

The Island – 1st September 2013

Daily FT – 2nd September 2013

Daily FT – 2nd September 2013

The Island – 2nd September 2013

Daily Mirror, 2nd September 2013

Daily News, 2nd September 2013

Radio Pakistan – 2nd September 2013

Dawn – 2nd September 2013

Asian Tribune, 3rd September 2013

Business Recorder – 3rd September 2013

Bhutan Observer – 3rd September 2013 – 3rd September 2013

Daily News – 3rd September 2013

Daily News, 3rd September 2013

The Island – 3rd September 2013

Ceylon Today – 3rd September 2013

DailyFT, 3rd September 2013

Daily Times, Pakistan , 3rd September

Daily FT – 4th September 2013

Ceylon Today, 4th September 2013

Ceylon Today, 4th September 2013

Daily Mirror – 5th September 2013

Global Voices – 5th September 2013

Nepal Times, 6th September 2013

Daily FT – 7th September 2013

The Nation – 8th September 2013

Sunday Observer, 8th September, 2013

Lahore News, 9th September

The Island, 14th September, 2013

The DailyFT, 14th September, 2013

DailyFT, 20th September, 2013

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