Participants at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016 are optimistic about the government’s ability to deliver economic results in the next four years, but are critical of the progress made so far and have mixed views about Budget 2017, according to a survey conducted at the event. Strong support for Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) and for freeing up trade and logistics was also seen.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce surveyed top corporate executives at the Summit through a combination of mobile and written questionnaires.
The questions were anchored to the overall theme of the Summit of ‘Focus.Act.Deliver.’ as well as to specific issues tackled in the sessions, ranging from PPPs, to tourism, human capital, and international trade and logistics.
The results on specific sector questions need to be interpreted with the caveat that the audience would not entirely consist of experts of each of those subject areas.