Sri Lanka forum to help politicians help people

Dec 15, 2009 (LBO) – A public seminar is to be held to educate politicians and their economic advisors on how best to meet the needs of people, ahead of scheduled elections in January.

The seminar – ‘Unleashing the people’s potential: what should be done?’- will present the findings of a study and policy recommendations to empower people and accelerate economic growth.

The study has been carried out by think-tank the Pathfinder Foundation.

The seminar hopes to attract an audience of politicians, economic advisors to political parties currently preparing election manifestos, individual entrepreneurs, small and medium organisations and the corporate sector.

“This presentation will focus on the policies that need to be implemented for unleashing the potential of individual entrepreneurs, family businesses as well as large scale private enterprises,” the foundation said in a statement.

A policy brief based on the findings of the study and the outcome of the seminar is to be circulated among the members of parliament, relevant secretaries to the ministries and other interested parties.

This seminar will be chaired and moderated by former senior deputy g