‘SL seeking to expand development strategy’
‘Sri Lanka is studying all available opportunities to expand its
economic development strategy in the wake of its new found peace after
ending its three -decade long terrorist war.
‘The government will determine what should be its development model
and that may not be one of those development models that have been
proposed to us by other countries, International Monetary Co-operation
Senior Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama said at the inaugural session of the
Sri Lanka Economic Summit. 2012 yesterday.
The Summit commenced yesterday in Colombo at the Cinnamon Grand with
the participation of the representatives of World Bank, members of
diplomatic corps, economists, Members of Parliament and government
It was organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The summit is held for the 13th consecutive year by the Chamber of
Commerce. It will be held for two days . “ Positioning Sri Lanka in
the Global Economy” is the theme this year.
International Monetary Co-operation Senior Minister Dr Sarath
Amunugama was the Chief Guest.The Guest of Honour was Indian author and
public intellectual Gucharan Das.
Minister Amungama said in his keynote address to the Summit that he
has been asked by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to forward the outcome of
the Summit for further deliberation to understand and take pragmatic
steps towards developing the country’s economy.,
Amunugama said the Summit takes place at a time when Sri Lanka has
conclusively ended its 30 year long war and is wanting to make some
important strides in its economic development.
World Bank South Asia Chief Economist Dr Kalpana Kochchar also spoke
on this occasion.