Date: Mar 28, 2022
Revitalising India-Sri Lanka Relations: Resolving the Economic Crisis and Charting a Way Ahead

This event will start at 6:00 p.m. IST.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Sri Lanka’s supply chain and revenue-generating tourism industry. This has depleted the island state’s foreign reserves and triggered an economic crisis. The government is proactively seeking the assistance of foreign countries, including its closest neighbour - India. Recently, India’s economic assistance to Sri Lanka has accounted for over 2.4 billion US$. In this context, this keynote address will explore Sri Lanka’s opportunities to resolve the current economic crisis and charts out the future directions of the bilateral relationship with India.
  • What are the key challenges faced by Sri Lanka in resolving its economic crisis?
  • What is the future outlook of Sri Lanka’s economy in the post-pandemic era?
  • What role can India play in this economic recovery?
  • How can India’s priority for geo-economics and connectivity help Sri Lanka overcome this crisis?
  • What are the opportunities available for Indian investments and partnerships?
  • What bilateral and multilateral arrangements can both the countries explore?