Veemansa policy development & advocacy group to discuss debt sustainability of Sri Lanka

Veemansa Initiative a newly launched, Sri Lanka based, policy development and advocacy group promoting dialogue on sustainable and inclusive development will be hosting a webinar on ‘External debt situation in Sri Lanka; Are we heading for a resolution or crisis?’ on 24th February 2021 at 10 am.

The discussion will be aired through multiple social media platforms and the official website of the Veemansa Initiative.

The keynote address of the webinar will be delivered by Deshamanya Professor W D Lakshman, Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne and the panellists include Sumanasiri Liyanage, Dr. Nishan De Mel and Dr Ravi Liyanage. The session is expected to bring alternative perspectives and approaches to the external debt situation in Sri Lanka and articulate policy recommendations to overcome current constraints.

Veemansa’s future programme includes a series of dialogues focusing on contemporary issues including, architectural and environmental aspects of the landmark port city project, sustainable energy development and addressing poverty alleviation taking into the prevailing pandemic situation in the country. The resource persons and the participants in these discussions will include international and local experts, academics and leading business personalities and members of other think tanks.

The Veemansa Initiative wishes to provide a platform for divergent views on policy analysis challenging orthodoxy and to create space for upcoming young talents.

The Veemansa Initiative invites stakeholders who are interested in participating in the webinar to register on the Facebook page: – or by calling, Luxman Siriwardena, Managing Director, Veemansa Initiative, via 0773660520.

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