Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2016
The Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2016 was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, in Colombo during 7-8 January 2016 under the theme of ‘Steering Sri Lanka towards Sustainable and Inclusive Development’.
At the Economic Forum, Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of IPS, made a presentation on ‘Structural Transformation and Competitiveness in Sri Lanka’, while Dr. Ganga Tilakaratna, Research Fellow of IPS, made a presentation on ‘Social Inclusion in Sri Lanka: Poverty and Ageing’. Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, Deputy Director of IPS and Dr. Nisha Arunatilake, Research Fellow also attended this Forum.
This event was held under the patronage of Hon. President Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and distinguished international and local economists including George Soros (the Founder and Chairman of Open Society Foundation), Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate and Professor at Columbia University) and Prof. Ricardo Hausmann (Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University).