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With unprecedented impacts of COVI-19, the world is facing one of the worst economic downturns in history. As half the world is moved into lockdown, and consumer demand fallen drastically, businesses particularly the retailers had to make immediate steps to adapt to the sudden change in consumer behaviour.

The Chamber Academy of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce together with Knowledge Partner KPMG and in partnership with the Sri Lanka Retailers Association (SLRA) and Facebook, has organized a webinar on the current topic of Online Shopping in Sri Lanka.  The eminent panel will include Ms. Rifka Ziyard, Director- Tax and Regulatory, KPMG in Sri Lanka; Mr. Charitha Subasinghe – President, Retail Sector, John Keells Group; Mr. Fauzal Hameed - Managing Director, Hameedia Group; Mr. Lahiru Pathmalal - Co-founder/Director, Takas.lk ;and Mr. Anand Tilak – Partner, Emerging Markets, Facebook. The session will be moderated by Ms. Kamaya Perera, Partner – Management Consulting – KPMG in Sri Lanka.

The panel will discuss on the retailers’ immediate measures taken to match consumer demand for essential items, impact on non-essential items, technological issues on e-commerce platforms, fulfillment and order management, immediate solutions for the current situation, online retail as a long-term solution to the post COVID-19 and much more.

The webinar will commence at 10:30am on Friday 8th May 2020. To register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..