An economic forum was organized by the Research Center for Business Economics and Development Studies of the Department of Business Economics on the theme “Confronting the Economic and Political Crisis in Sri Lanka: Priorities for Transformation” on 26th August 2022 virtually via Zoom.
It was the second event which was organized to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Department of Business Economics. Eminent resource persons addressed the theme from different perspectives. The panelists of the forum were Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy (Former Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka), Dr. W.A. Wijewardene (Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka), Prof. Premachandra Athukorala (Professor in Economics, Australian National University), Dr. Dushni Weerakoon (Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies) and Mr. Shiran Fernando (Chief Economist, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce). Mr. Nisthar Cassim (Founder and Editor/CEO of DailyFT) moderated the economic forum.
This forum was expected to enrich ongoing discussions on Sri Lanka’s economic and political turmoil.