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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in association with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) is scheduled to host a forum to educate the IT-BPO and Knowledge Services industry on the importance of going public.
The Forum is another step to attract companies that are of high value and worth to
the capital market, in order for them to enter into a mutually beneficial partnership of
wealth creation and value addition with the public.
The potential-issuer relations forum will be held on the 5th of March at the Dialog
Future World Auditorium, from 08.30 am to 11.00 am
The programme will commence with an introduction to the benefits of listing by
CEO-CSE Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike, followed by a presentation on “Valuing your Company” by Vice-President of Copal Amba (A Moody’s Subsidiary) Mr. Asanka
Herath. Chairman-SLASSCOM Mr. Madu Ratnayake will also speak at the event.
The Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers of potential-issuer companies, from the target industry, will be given an opportunity to pose their questions to a panel of distinguished personnel from the capital market. The panel will comprise of Director-CSE Mr. Ray Abeywardena, AGM-Regulatory Affairs-CSE Mr. Renuke Wijayawardhane, Deputy Director General & Officer-in-Charge- SEC Mr. Dhammika Perera and will be moderated by Executive Director-SLASSCOM Mr. Imran Furkan.
The forum is further seen as an ideal opportunity for the decision makers of these
entrepreneurial endeavors to mingle and network with the senior management
representatives of Investment Banks, to build mutually beneficial relationships for the
"Sri Lankan IT/BPM industry is on a rapid growth trajectory and gaining increasing attention globally. We would anticipate a growth of over 23% YoY this year at
industry level, therefore many of the SLASSCOM companies are now gearing for their
next phase of growth. Listing on the Stock Market would create avenues for companies to raise funds for this growth acceleration and will provide the general public an opportunity to participate in this very exciting growth phase of the industry, as investors. We are delighted to work with SEC and CSE to help companies understand the journey of raising funds from the capital market”, Chairman of SLASSCOM Mr. Madu Ranayake said.
“The Sri Lankan Capital Market is a vibrant atmosphere where long established,
as well as entrepreneurial businesses can thrive by raising capital and maintaining a high standard of accountability to their stakeholders. By entering this affirmative environment members of the knowledge services industry in Sri Lanka can benefit a great deal”, Deputy Director General & Officer-in-Charge- SEC Mr. Dhammika Perera said.
“Listing on the Stock Exchange helps a company enhance its corporate profile and gives it a competitive advantage, while helping the company increase its worth by
attracting strategic investors and high value employees. These benefits boost the prestige of a company and can thereby be utilized to fund the next stage of a company's expansion strategy,” CSE-CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike said.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) operates the only share market in Sri Lanka and is responsible for providing a transparent and regulated environment where companies
and investors can come together. The CSE is a company that is limited by guarantee
established under the Laws of Sri Lanka. The CSE is licensed by the Securities and
Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and is a mutual exchange consisting of 15
Members and 15 Trading Members. All Members and Trading Members are licensed by
the SEC to operate as Stockbrokers. For more information, please visit: www-cse-lk
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