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Asia Liberty Forum co-hosted by Advocata Institute, Atlas Network today

The Asia Liberty Forum co-hosted by the Advocata Institute and Atlas Network, is set to kick off at the Colombo Hilton, today, 28.

The Asia Liberty Forum brings together over 50 speakers, over 275 thought leaders and intellectuals from 40 different countries to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to effectively advance market-oriented reforms. The annual Asia Liberty Forum is hosted by the Atlas Network and co-hosted by Advocata Institute in Sri Lanka this year.

With the objective of making this year’s forum affordable and accessible to all, the Advocata Institute is opening up two sessions to the public, with free admission. The public talk and panel “Are we afraid of opening up?” will be held on the of February 28 at 5.00 PM at the Hilton Colombo. The next public session, “State of state enterprises in Sri Lanka” will be on the following day, March 01 at 5.30 pm at the Hilton, Colombo.

The first panel “Are we afraid of opening up?” will explore the topic of protectionism and the fierce opposition to opening up our economy. The next discussion is to be held on March 1, titled “State of State Enterprises in Sri Lanka” will be moderated by Dr. Nishan de Mel (Executive Director, Verite Research) while speakers are Ravi Ratnasabapathy (Resident Fellow, Advocata Institute), Suresh Shah (Director, Carson Cumberbatch PLC), Thilan Wijesinghe (Chairman, National Agency for PPPs) and Dr. Malathy Knight (Senior Economist).

The Advocata Institute will launch its flagship report, “The State of State Enterprises in Sri Lanka, 2019,” at this event.

The Asia Liberty Forum is a rare opportunity to meet, network and interact with some incredible minds in the fields of economics and policy.

Advocata is an independent policy think tank, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They conduct research, provide commentary and hold events to promote sound policy ideas compatible with a free society in Sri Lanka.

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