SEC and CSE successfully conducts an Investor Forum in Dambulla

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) in collaboration with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) conducted an Investor Forum held in Dambulla on the 27th of March at the Hotel Sannasa – Dambulla.

The forum was organized with the objective of raising awareness on the importance of investor education with regard to the investment opportunities that exist in the Stock Market and investor protection. With the aim of educating the business community of the Dambulla district, the forum attracted over 60 participants, providing valuable insights to both potential and existing investors in the region.

The forum offered valuable insights, educating investors on how they are able to safeguard their interests.At the investor forum, Mr. Thusitha Meegahakumbura, Branch Manager of the CSE Kurunegala Branch, provided a basic knowledge of investments, encompassing the process of investing as well as the pros and cons of investing in the Stock Market.

Educating investors on the role of the SEC in the market, as well as diving into the intricacies of investor protection, SEC’s Manager of External Relations, Mr. NimalKumarasinghe, addressed the gathering.

Next, a session to create awareness on the CSE Mobile App was conducted by the Manager of the CSE Kandy Branch, Mr. Dhananjaya Abeysiriwardana.Furthermore, an analysis of the sectoral performance and market opportunities was presented by the Director Sales of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Kapila Pathirage.

Conducting an Introduction to Unit Trust Investment, the Relationship Manager of NDB Wealth, Mr. Rukshan Peirisaddressed to the attendees as well.

Bringing the forum to a close, an interactive panel discussion was held with the participation ofMr. NimalKumarasinghe, Mr. Thusitha Meegahakumbura, Mr. Kapila Pathirage as well as CSE’s SVP of Marketing, Mr. Niroshan Wijesundere, providing an opportunity for participants to clarify any doubts from the panelists.The participants were also given the opportunity to meet Investment Advisors from stock brokerage firms.

The SEC and CSE have planned more investor forums this year in locations such as Ambalantota, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Matara and Colombo, in order to create awareness about investor education and protection whilst highlighting the importance of financial literacy.

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