February 3, 2023

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

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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 organized 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 task forces 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 the facilitation of the private sector to create a Business Enabling

The 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, Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa, with Vinod Hirdaramani –
Director, Hirdaramani Group, Maud Meijboom-van Wel – Managing Director/CEO,
Heineken Lanka Ltd., Chandanie Wijayawardhana – Senior Additional Secretary to the
President, Presidential Secretariat, Renuka M. Weerakoon – Director General, Board of
Investments, and Thulci Aluwihare – Deputy Managing Director, CHEC Port City Colombo
(Pvt) Ltd. participating as panelists. 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.

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