Finance Minister to Inaugurate Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2021


The upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2021, the foremost and most anticipated economic event of Sri Lanka, will be inaugurated by the Chief Guest – Hon. Basil Rajapakse, Finance Minister, on 6th December, under the theme ‘Springboard for revival: Opportunity to reset’.

Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal will deliver the Keynote Address at the inauguration of the Summit, which will bring together leading national and international thought leaders, economists and industry experts on to one platform, as they lead discussions on charting a sustainable course for economic recovery and development. Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Mr. Vish Govindasamy will deliver the Welcome Address.

The two-day summit will feature seven curated sessions offering unique insights and perspectives on several topics of contemporary economic significance, including setting the macro foundation for growth, the case for public-private sector collaboration in advancing economic development, Sri Lanka’s potential as a technology hub, opportunities to enhance export revenue and how Sri Lanka can reposition itself for the new normal in travel.

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 [email protected] or 0115588852; or [email protected] or 0115588805.