India’s Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman will deliver the keynote address at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2020 organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The keynote address will be during the inaugural session on 1 December. The theme of SLES 2020 is ‘Roadmap for Take-Off: Driving a People-Centric Economic Revival’.
Minister Sitharaman, an Economist, has been serving in her current capacity since May 2019 and was previously the Minister of Defence of India. Prior to this, she served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India from May 2015 to September 2017.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be organising the summit virtually for the first time in its history. The theme of the summit is ‘Roadmap for Take-Off: Driving a People-Centric Economic Revival’.
The two-day virtual event will bring together key policymakers, business leaders as well as the input of top international thought leaders to identify the steps in developing a roadmap for take-off. The theme is reflective of the need to accelerate the economic recovery post the pandemic and focus on key levers to drive a people-centric economic revival.