July 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will participate in the third South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC) in Singapore later this month.
The SADC 2016 organized by the Institute of South Asian Studies will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore from 18 -19 July.
The Sri Lankan Prime Minister will be the Guest-Of-Honour at the event and deliver the Keynote Address at the inaugural session.
Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera will also speak on the first day of the conference on the "Geopolitics of South Asia". The 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake will address the plenary session on "Law and Business in South Asia" on the second day of the convention.
The 3rd SADC is expected to bring together 1000 distinguished guests and more than 50 of the region's leading policymakers and business leaders, academics and civil society leaders.
SADC 2016 will address critical questions relating to the geo-economic and geo-political challenges affecting South Asia and the world.
The speakers will discuss and debate critical topics in business, economy and policy that would affect the region's future and its role in global geopolitics in the 21st century.
Among the other distinguished speakers are Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal and India's Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari.