Pathways to transform Sri Lanka’s Northern Province from the traditional agrarian and fisheries economy into a modern knowledge-based economy is being explored after the end of three decade war. Intellectuals and experts will be starting a dialogue to find ways and means to achieve this objective.
The Point Pedro Institute of Development (PPID) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung is organising an ‘Open Forum’ on the theme of “Pathways to Knowledge-based Development in the North” on Thursday, September 2 between 3 - 5 pm at the Jaffna Public Library Auditorium. The primary objective of this public conclave is to present submissions and debate the ways and means and costs and benefits of transforming the traditional agrarian cum fisheries economy of Jaffna and the North into a modern knowledge-based economy. This event is being organised during the time of the Nallur Temple annual festival in order to tap the large number of people from around the country and abroad who visit Jaffna during this festive season.
Governor of Northern Province G.A. Chandrasiri, Manager Consumer Credit and Risk, Asia Pacific Risk of HSBC - Niranjan Nadarajah, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna Dr. P.Balasundarampillai, and the Secretary of Ceylon Tamil Teachers’ Union T. Mahasivam will be the key speakers at the Open Forum. The Resident Representative of FES Joachim Schlutter will be the facilitator of the event.
Brief statements by the speakers will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with the audience moderated by the Principal Researcher of PPID Dr. Muttukrishna Sarvananthan.