Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia – “Resilient & Rising: Leveraging Sri Lanka’s Potential”

Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia – “Resilient & Rising: Leveraging Sri Lanka’s Potential”

At a time when Sri Lanka is exploring the means to support economic diversification, business innovation and promote inclusive and sustainable growth, Sri Lanka-Australia Chamber of Commerce and the Chartered Accountant Association of Sri Lanka (Australia Chapter Inc) with the collaboration of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra organized the Business Forum “Resilient & Rising: Leveraging Sri Lanka’s Potential” on Thursday, 6th June 2024 in Brisbane.

The event aimed to unite Australian business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to explore and capitalize opportunities in Sri Lanka, focusing on economic resilience, investment prospects and strategic growth initiatives.

While welcoming the guests, Kalum De Silva, the President of the Sri Lanka Australia Chamber of Commerce spoke about knowledge industries and sustainable manufacturing industries in Sri Lanka. He also highlighted the importance of geographical location and the investment climate of Sri Lanka

The High Commissioner, Chitranganee Wagiswara noted in her remarks that the current economic status is stable and moving forward.  She touched on the assistance of the IMF and friendly countries and the conducive business potential which makes Sri Lanka an attractive destination for entrepreneurs.

The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Mr. Heshan Kuruppu in his speech spoke of the business friendly regulations in place which facilitates and encourages investors and businesses.

The address by Mr. Paul Cooper, Chairman of Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Manufacturing, Queensland was of interest as he shared his experiences and benefits gained in Sri Lanka having established a company in the manufacturing sector.

The Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Duminda Hulangamuwa also addressed the gathering virtually from Sri Lanka and Mr. Lalanka Amarasiri, Chair of Association of CA Sri Lanka Australia Chapter moderated and expressed views on the potential and opportunities in Sri Lanka.

The panel discussion gave an opportunity for the attendees to clarity and raise questions in relation to the business environment in Sri Lanka.

The Audience included selected and reputed representatives from Australian Companies, Sri Lanka Business Companies in Brisbane and over 175 Sri Lankan and foreign companies who joined from overseas virtually.


Sri Lanka High Commission

Canberra, Australia

Register with the High Commission

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Canberra would like to keep in touch with Sri Lankans and persons of Sri Lankan origin living in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands as well as Sri Lankan community organisations in those countries.

If you are a current/former Sri Lankan or an office bearer of a Sri Lankan community organisation we invite you to register with the High Commission.



Sri Lanka High Commission
61, Hampton Circuit
ACT 2600

Locate Us