BPA creates platform for dialogue with policy makers
Business a key stakeholder in Sri Lanka’s economy
Business is a key stakeholder in Sri Lanka’s economy. Its own
progress and prosperity relies heavily on a stable and peaceful
environment within which it could grow.
The Business for Peace Alliance (BPA) has created platforms for
individual corporate social investment, donor programs, Government
corporations and collective efforts to influence a systemic change
beyond the capacity of individual endeavours, said BPA Chairman Suresh
The BPA is Sri Lanka’s regional chambers of commerce network for
conflict transformation, reconciliation, regional empowerment and
corporate responsibility. The organization conducted a seminar on “A
one-stop opportunity to explore Sri Lanka’s regions with business
leaders from all the provinces” in Colombo yesterday.
Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer Manique Mendis said, “As
Sri Lanka enters a new phase in development in the post-war era, the BPA
offers a unique platform that encourages proactive direction in the task
of re-building the country.
This platform features two cornerstones - regional empowerment and
reconciliation and national unity. Regional empowerment is derived by
bringing about ownership and active participation in regional
development by the people of the regions.
Reconciliation and national unity has made business and commerce
successful by cutting across barriers of geography, race, religion,
class, caste and creed and fostering the climate for a peaceful Sri
Lanka, she said.
BPA promotes peace and prosperity for all regions and communities
living in harmony throughout a united Sri Lanka where social diversity
and heritage are respected and preserved.
A responsible, professional and sustainable organization can make a
tangible contribution towards peace, reconciliation, national unity and
empowerment. The BPA encourages understanding and tolerance of diverse
cultures and environments through inter-regional business networks and
corporate social responsibility and helps create a sense of ownership
and responsibility within the business community to spearhead the
process of conflict transformation and regional empowerment.
It aims at being the voice of regional business and a platform for
dialogue with policy makers in a bottom up approach.
At a glance
*A one-stop opportunity to explore Sri Lanka’s
regions with business leaders from all provinces.
*Reconciliation and national unity has made
business and commerce successful.
*BPA promotes peace and prosperity for all