The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has organized a
seminar on "The Changing Composition of Sri Lanka’s Population;
How it will affect your business." It will be held on the 24th
of March 2008 at 1.45 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Ceylon
Chamber of Commerce.
Recent projections on population trends in Sri
Lanka confirm that our population is aging fast. We have a
declining fertility rate and also have high levels of migration.
This has significant socio-economic implications
such as on consumption patterns and on the labour force. Firms
and businesses therefore need to be increasingly equipped with
knowledge of how the changing composition of Sri Lanka’s
population will have an impact on the production and marketing
of goods and services, and on the availability of labour for
This seminar will prove extremely insightful and
useful for all business leaders, including human resource
managers, production managers and marketers of companies.
Through this seminar they will be able to make
informed decisions in their business planning and investments.
The seminar will first enlighten the audience on
what the projections are for Sri Lanka’s population numbers and
composition, through a presentation by Prof. Indralal de Silva,
Head of the Department of Demography at the University of
Dr. Uditha Liyanage, Director of the
Postgraduate Institute of Management will then address the
question on what implications the demographic changes and
socio-cultural impacts will have for marketers.
The issue of a shrinking labour market will be
dealt with through a panel presentation consisting of business
experts, who include Prasanna Hettiarachchi, Committee Member,
Joint Apparel Association Forum, Dakshitha Thalagodapitiya,
CEO/Secretary General, Chamber of Construction Industry Sri
Lanka, Damitha Perera, Deputy Chairman, Planters’ Association,
and Srilal Mittapala, CEO, Serendib Leisure Management Ltd.
Finally, the seminar will also give adequate
time to the participants to interact with all the speakers in a
Q&A Session, at which they can address any other specific
concerns that they may have.