Sri Lanka gets first time invite to WEF 2016
Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international
organisations, civil society, academia, media and the arts are to
converge in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 20 to 23 to
participate in the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
For the first time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and two
Ministers have been invited to attend the high profile Annual General
Premier Wickremesinghe, Minister of Development Strategies and
International Trade Malik Samarawickrama and Minister of Finance and
Planning Ravi Karunanayake have been invited.
The theme is "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution". Some of
the other dignitaries and prominent personalities who have been invited
include Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein,
UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Office, Nawaz Sharif, Prime
Minister of Pakistan, and Benjamin Netanyahu Prime Minister of Israel.