Colombo MBA

President to keynote Daily FT-Colombo Uni. MBAA post Budget forum on Friday

President Ranil Wickremesinghe

President Ranil Wickremesinghe will keynote the popular and high-profile post-Budget organised by the Daily FT in partnership with the University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association on Friday 18 November at 9 a.m. at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri La, Colombo.

It will also be President Wickremesinghe›s first in-person public forum since presenting the reforms and relief oriented 2023 Budget as Finance Minister in Parliament on Monday.

A host of experts from the Government, multilateral and private sector organisations will speak at the forum, the strategic partner of which is the Standard Chartered Bank. Registration starts from 7.30 a.m. onwards.

The theme of the post-Budget Forum is “Hurdling towards opportunities beyond challenges” and will highlight key insights from an eminent panel.  

Treasury Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, World Bank Country Director Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and South Asia Faris Hadad-Zervos, Asian Development Bank Country Director Chen Chen, Institute of Policy Studies Executive Director Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman Vish Govindasamy, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Sri Lanka Tax Director Charmaine Tillekaratne, SC Securities CEO Roshantha Fernando and SCB Sri Lanka CEO Bingumal Thewarathanthri comprise the panel of experts to be moderated by Daily FT CEO and Editor Nisthar Cassim.

To book your seat contact 0770113737 or email

The other partners of the event are Ogilvy Digital, SC Securities and PricWaterhouseCoopers.

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