Ceylon Chamber launches National Agenda Committees

Jan 26, 2016 (LBO) – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is launching a set of thought-leadership groups called National Agenda Committees (NACs) to put forward innovative solutions for key national economic challenges.

The NACs will be multi-stakeholder groups functioning under the chamber, a statement said.

“The Sri Lankan economy is at an important inflection point and the private sector has an important role to play in influencing the future trajectory,” Chairman Samantha Ranatunga said.

“Some key challenges and bottlenecks need to be tackled and we need to develop cutting-edge thinking. What better way to do this than by bringing the best minds together to develop new ideas and solutions?”

Five NACs being launched this month are the ‘National Agenda Committee on Investment Climate’, ‘National Agenda Committee on Infrastructure’, ‘National Agenda Committee on Finance and Capital’, ‘National Agenda Committee on Logistics and Transport’, and ‘National Agenda Committee on the Innovation Eco-system’.

“The NACs will start as communities of interest, and move to become communities of purpose and communities of action. The members for each NAC are being carefully selected to represent the most relevant, current and knowledgeable individuals from business, government, academia, and civil society,” Chief Economist of the CCC and curator of the NACs, Anushka Wijesinha said.