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RIU to host webinar on achieving debt sustainability and safeguarding social wellbeing

The Research Intelligence Unit (RIUNIT) is hosting the webinar entitled 'lessons from Sri Lanka's sovereign debt crisis' on 22 February 2023, which aims to draw international lessons from the current economic crises.

An extremely high powered panel includes Ali Sabry, Attorney-at-law and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka; Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance, Greece; Indrajith Coomaraswamy, former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, and Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts.

The webinar will be moderated by Roshan Madawela, Founder and CEO of RIUNIT where Sir Peter Heap, Former British Diplomat and Senior Advisor at RIUNIT will be the guest of honour. 

The vote of thanks will be delivered by Heidi Chow, Director of Debt Justice, London.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, surging import prices, rising interest rates globally and years of economic mismanagement in the case of Sri Lanka, many emerging markets are now in default mode or on the brink of a sovereign debt default, or requiring an IMF bailout.

This webinar is expected to generate some very innovative and
practical lessons that may prove invaluable for other nations facing similar challenges as well as helping Sri Lanka develop an original and effective roadmap for recovery with a people-centric approach.

Roshan Madawela, RIUNITs CEO, said that this webinar will certainly differ from the parley that has already been witnessed with regards to discussing the turn of events and the way forward. This webinar promises to address the fundamental causes of the economic crises and will attempt to generate recommendations aimed at alleviating the harsh realities faced by the people in Sri Lanka and other developing economies facing a similar situation.

Moreover, the impact on the people, particularly lower income earners, is rarely addressed and often glossed over. By contrast the panellists featured in the RIUNIT Webinar are known the world over for their independent views and will be grappling directly with these challenges faced by people who are at the receiving end of global and local economic
mismanagement.

The Research Intelligence Unit (RIUNIT) was originally established on the basis of addressing a need to overcome strategic weaknesses and vision constraints that have cowed growth in developing countries, local governments and other institutions around the globe.

Maintaining a strong focus from the onset, the organization has been on a steady growth path, building resources and extending networks to cover the private and governmental sectors in both developed and developing economies.

The Research Intelligence Unit (RIUNIT) is a British company with its Asia head office based in Colombo since 2003. Macroeconomic policy is one of the RIUNIT’s areas of speacilsation.

In addition to Sri Lanka, the company has a presence in London, Dhaka, Maldives and several other developing and emerging economies.

The webinar is free for the public and those interested can register
at https://riunit.com/webinar-registration/

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