AmCham hosted The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka - Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe for an interactive Luncheon Meeting titled "The Prime Minister Speaks", which was held at the Colombo Hilton Residences on the 8th of April,2015. This was a landmark event for AmCham as it was the first time a Prime Minister of Sri Lanka addressed the membership, in its 22 year history.
The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka - Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe delivered the key note address, which was followed by an interactive discussion with the participants on key issues of concern to the business community and the way forward for Sri Lanka. Also in attendance were several top level policy makers including Hon. Ravi Karunanayake - Minister of Finance, Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga - Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Hon. Rauff Hakeem - Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva - Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene - State Minister of Defence, Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe - State Minister of Finance, Hon. Rosy Senanayake - State Minister of Children’s Affairs, Senior State Officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps.
The business community had an opportunity to express their ideas with the policy makers and obtain a firsthand insight into the future of the private sector business in Sri Lanka.