The Sri Lanka Malaysia Business Council will hold its First International Business Leaders’ Forum under the theme of ‘Malaysian Development Experience and Opportunities for Sri Lanka’s Economic Ascendance’, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC). A press release stated that with the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka is at a critical juncture, historically as well as economically.
The business community and society at large are expecting growth, economic resurgence and development.
With the war affected regions of Sri Lanka opening up, the press release stated that much is expected from the government to steer the economy in the right direction. In this context, the aim of the Council is to ignite a discussion and support the political and business leadership in the formulation of strategies and actions, through the Business Forum.
The Forum will be held on Wednesday June 9 at the Cinnamon Grand with the Keynote Address to be given by Dr Mahathir Mohammed, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, followed by a panel discussion. Dr. Mohamed will be sharing his experiences in driving Malaysia to become a leading economy with emphasis on the strategies and policies adopted which steered Malaysia successfully through the 1997/98 Asian financial crisis.