• Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

  • " Established under the S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation "

Seminar on ‘Future of Economic Cooperation: Sri Lanka at a Crossroads”

Thursday, 17th November 2016

Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) will be organizing a seminar under the title; “Future of Economic Cooperation; Sri Lanka at a Crossroads,” on Thursday, 17th November 2016 from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm at the BCIS Auditorium, BMICH premises, Colombo 07.

Dr. W.A. Wijewardena, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka will be delivering the Keynote Speech.

The names of the panelists and topics are,


Session One- Current International Economic Cooperation

Chaired by Mr. Arjuna Herath, Board Member, Bandaranaike National Memorial Foundation (BNMF)
Topic 01- Regionalism Vs. FTAs Dr. Chandana Aluthge

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Colombo

Topic 02- Politics of International Economic Cooperation Mr. Anushka Wijesinha, Chief Economist & Head of Economic Intelligence Unit, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Session Two- Opportunities for Sri Lanka in International Economic Coeration

Chaired by Mr. Kanishka Weerasinghe, Director General & CEO, Employers’ Federation of Ceylon
Topic 01- Repositioning Sri Lanka’s External Economic Agenda Mr. Deshal De Mel, Senior Economist, Hayleys Group
Topic 02- The Role of FTAs in Driving Sri Lanka’s Trade Growth Ms. Sonali Wijeratne, Director General, Department of Commerce.


Please email your interest on or before 13th November 2016 by email to the following:

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