Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has called on the private sector to be an equal partner in securing an accelerated economic recovery in the island. Speaking at today’s opening session of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2020, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said, it is our view that the private sector is an equal partner in securing an accelerated economic recovery. “Sri Lanka’s private sector has been quick to transform, commencing with employment preservation via adjustment of production and service portfolios alongside the retraining and redeployment of human capital,” “Equal focus was directed at re-engineering supply and value chains with primacy for domestic supply eco-systems and the sustenance of SMEs. It is imperative that Sri Lanka’s private sector continues to be competitive and agile and continues to expand employment opportunities.” The private sector has demonstrated that leading the resurgence as opposed to hoping for brighter externalities can deliver transformative resul
Dulith Herath is the founder and CEO of Kapruka. Kapruka's business started with the simple idea of helping immigrants buy things for their loved ones in Sri Lanka. By establishing a rose flower farm, Dulith allows foreign Sri Lankans to send flowers to their loved ones at home. The success of the flower delivery service allowed Dulith to expand its business into what is now known as Sri Lanka's largest e-commerce organization, with more than 10,000 products and more than 30 unique types of services. Additionally, Dulith opened Java Lounge, a coffee shop franchise, which is the first coffee shop in Sri Lanka to offer Starbucks coffee. Kapruka's success was inspired by the company's innovative spirit, which set the standard for Sri Lanka's online business strategy and web-based benchmarks. Mitra has worked with Dulith on multiple projects in the past (eg Leaf, an energy monitoring tool) and hopes to maintain this partnership in the future.