SLESSession5PanelSri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ will feature a session focused on charting a path forward for leaders of the bureaucracy to drive and implement policy. Titled ‘Energizing the Bureaucracy’, this will be the 5th session of the 2-day summit. Spanning across 6 sessions with a lineup of 50 locally and internationally venerated speakers, SLES 2018 is set to take place on 13th & 14th September at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.

During the 5th session, the difficulty of the implementation process in policy, and best practices in other countries, will be highlighted by Dr. T. V. Somanathan, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. Joining him in a panel discussion will be: Mr. Sumith Abeysinghe, Secretary to the Cabinet, Office of the Cabinet of Ministers Sri Lanka, Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media; Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary to the Ministry of Education; Mrs. Chandanie Wijayawardhana, Secretary, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade; and as the panel moderator, Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Founding Chair of LIRNEasia.

300 senior corporate executives, including Chairpersons, Managing Directors, CEOs, and Directors representing the Sri Lankan corporate sector have already signed up to attend SLES 2018.