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Sri Lanka Economic Summit

“New Instruments – Springboard for Exports”


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Asish ShahGothami SilvaPrabash SubasinghePasan WanigasekeraShiraz ImamudeenArun MirandaJayani Ratnayake


The upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2021, the foremost and most anticipated economic event of Sri Lanka, will host a lineup of contemporary dialogues under this year’s theme ‘Springboard for revival: Opportunity to reset’. Day two of the event will feature a session dedicated to ‘New Instruments – Springboard for Exports’ on 7th December, 2021.

This session will examine additional tools Sri Lanka could look to explore in advancing its trade and exports. Some of these tools could include leveraging FTAs by enhancing existing agreements and exploring opportunities for agreements with China or the UK. The potential for Sri Lanka in entrepôt trade and being a re-export market to the South Asia region utilizing existing infrastructure, as well as the role FDIs would play in driving export growth, will also be discussed.

The Presenter at this plenary will be Mr. Ashish Shah - Director, Division of Country Programmes, International Trade Centre, H.E. Gothami Silva - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the WTO, Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe - Managing Director, Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd., Mr. Pasan Wanigasekara - Director General, Board of Investment Sri Lanka,  Mr. Shiraz Imamudeen - Head of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Expolanka Holdings PLC and Mr. Arun Miranda - Founder/Managing Director, Trinity Steel Pvt. Ltd. will join the panel discussion. The session will be moderated by Ms. Jayani Ratnayake - Economist, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2021(SLES 2021) is scheduled to be held on 6th and 7th December as a hybrid summit catering to participants who would join online as well as participate in-person at the Shangri-La Hotel. The theme for the 21st Sri Lanka Economic Summit is based on creating an environment that will be a Springboard for Revival, leveraging on the Opportunity to Reset.
Participants have the opportunity to register online from for the entire two- day summit or choose the sessions they wish to attend. The Chamber looks forward to delivering a unique, digitally transformed experience to all participants in addition to in-person participation at the Shangri-La Colombo this year. Registrations for the event are now open. For further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0115588852; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0115588805.