The 2016 World Economic Forum is scheduled to commence in Davos, Switzerland today.
Premier Wickramasingha will attend the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting from today to the 23rd of this month.
Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickramasingha left for Switzerland yesterday (19th) to attend the World Economic Forum to be held from 20 – 23 January 2016.
The Premier has been invited to attend the 46th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum with the participation of over 40 heads of state and 2500 economists. Premier Wickremesinghe has also been invited to address the gathering and deliver a special lecture at the meeting.
This is the first time that a Sri Lankan political leader has been invited to attend the Davos meeting.
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake, and Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, accompany the Prime Minister in this tour.
The four-day high-profile meeting brings together some top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals, and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world.
The Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters remains the foremost creative force for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.
World’s top-level political and business leaders this year will focus on technology under the theme, “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
Sri Lanka will receive various benefits by participating in the Forum as several world investors will be among those gathered, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Hiru news at Davos.