Sri Lanka top trade chamber to brainstorm double digit growth in June

April 24, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s top trade chamber is kicking off an economic an investment forum in June, to boost growth to double digits and build consensus and partnership among the public and private sector, officials said. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is hosting the three-day ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit’ starting June 08, with the Board of Investment.

The forum will focus on the country’s potential development prospects within the government’s ten year framework bringing together policy makers and the business community to discuss and interact on ways to promote Sri Lanka as destination for investment.

The summit will focus on taking development into the rest of the country, Ceylon Chamber Chairman Mahen Dayananda, told reporters.

The forum will discuss achieving double digit growth, trade and investment, the potential of public private partnerships for infrastructure development and enhancing competitiveness and productivity.

Among the speakers would be President Mahinda Rajapakse, Investment minister Sarath Amunugama, treasury secretary P B Jayasundera, BOI director general Dhammika Perera, and representative from top local corporates including MIT, Dialog, John Keells Holdings, Haycarb and