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Discussion on moving forward together

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has brought together an eminent panel representing a cross-section of leaders from diverse communities to discuss issues of national interest. The discussion to be held on July 18 from 3-5 p.m. at Ramada Hotel, Colombo, will focus on the economy, and include community perspectives.

The speakers include: Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy; M. A. Sumanthiran, MP; Deputy Chairman and Group Finance Director, John Keells Holdings, Gihan Cooray; Chairman, Laughs Holdings, W.K.H. Wegapitiya; Ferial Ashraff and President, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne.

The discussion will be moderated by former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Suresh Shah.

“All communities have contributed in the nation’s development, despite numerous challenges over the years.

Today, however, we stand more fractured because of suspicion and mistrust, and are struggling to sustain a common identity,” the Chamber said in a statement.

“Why has this happened? Can we progress as a nation if we continue this way? Who will be the real victims of such divisive attitudes? What can be done to replace prejudice with respect and suspicion with trust. The event will discuss these issues and concerns,” the statement further said.

The event is free and open to the public through prior registration.