WorkInSriLanka 2014: New Era, New Opportunities

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014


8:30am – 9:00am


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome address: Mr. Anjula Godakumbura, Conference Chair

9:15am – 9:35am

Keynote: Sri Lanka 2020: A Public Sector Vision by Lailth Weerathunga (tentative)

9:35am – 9:55am

Keynote: Sri Lanka 2020: A Private Sector Vision by Susantha Rathnayaka (tentative)

9:55am – 10:15am

Keynote: Sri Lanka’s Readiness to Become Asia’s Next Knowledge Hub by Gotabaya Rajapaksa (tentative)

10:15am – 10:45am

Tea/Coffee break

10:45am – 12:15pm

Making the Decision to Work in Sri Lanka: Presentations by recent returnees, followed by a panel discussion on.

Moderator: Arj Wignaraja (tentative)

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Lunch break

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Becoming the Ultimate Work Destination: Overcoming Barriers and Challenges

Moderator: Deshal De Mel (tentative)

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka: Discussion with Sri Lankan entrepreneurs about the landscape and the path to success.

Moderator: Prajeeth Balasubramanium (tentative)

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Tea/Coffee break

3:45pm – 5:15pm

Opportunities for Innovation, Discovering Emerging Areas and Professionalism: Panel discussion with corporate leaders


Moderator: Peter D’Almeida (MD & CEO at N*able) (tentative)

Panelists: CEOs from Tourism, Apparel, IT/Telco, Banking/Finance and Investment sectors

5:15pm – 5:30pm

Work in Sri Lanka Vision and Closing

5:15pm – 8:00pm

Networking and cocktails