The association of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom with Sri Lanka is nearly five decades old. During the period 1968 to 2013, and upon recommencing its work in 2016 the Foundation's work focuses primarily on the core values of freedom and responsibility. The Foundation's contribution to Sri Lanka's political, socio-economic development over the years is well accepted, recognized and appreciated by legislators, opinion leaders, academics, and civil society actors.
Glimmer of Hope for Sri Lanka's Economy in Q1-2023, but Challenges Remain
The first quarter of 2023 has brought with it a glimmer of hope for Sri Lanka's economy, which has been struggling in recent years. Despite some positive signs, however, it remains unclear whether the country can sustain this momentum and achieve long-term growth.
NextGenSL - Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom holds post-Budget forum
Developing a constructive dialogue on the need for an inclusive development and growth trajectory via multi-constituency interests across the island and beyond individual party ideologies, the NextGenSL in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation For Freedom Sri Lanka held a post-Budget forum recently.
Responsible Business – Sustainable Supply Chains as driver for Global Competitiveness
Sustainability and profitability are no longer mutually exclusive. Today, transnational sustainability laws
are legislated across the world to regulate global value chains. Regulations such as the German Supply
Chain Due Diligence Act that will enter into force on 01 January 2023 oblige companies to comply with
business due diligence and compliance standards across the supply chain within their business sector and
goes beyond the existing legislations at national level.
JUST LAUNCHED LIBERALVALUES.LK - OUR NEW INITIATIVE
FNF Sri Lanka has embarked on journey to create a clear and correct understanding about liberalism within the island. Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic population which is diverse by language, religion, ethnicity and culture while being united by the Sri Lankan identity. However, with a series of events including the internal conflict, Sri Lanka has been lacking a clear solution to take the diverse population towards long term prosperity. This is where Liberalism can play its role by bringing ‘everyone’ together to cooperate regardless of their differences in class, religion, gender, language and ethnicity.
Report launch on Public Private Partnership Model for Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for freedom Sri Lanka (FNF) and JAAR Corporate Solutions launched a report on ‘Public Private Partnership Model for CPC: An analysis of Opportunities and Challenges today at a special event held in Colombo.
Sri Lankan exporters to face tough access to Germany unless HR, sustainability standards met
Sri Lankan exporters are bound to face tough rules when accessing the German market next year onwards because of the new law that will come into effect from January 1, 2023 in that country. The Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains will provide for German importers to make sure that their suppliers adhere to human rights and sustainability standards. The push for the new law started after the collapse of a factory building called’ Rana Plaza’ killing nearly 1000 people.
Exploring Informal Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the informal sector are businesses that operate outside of formal government regulation and taxation. They typically have fewer than 10 employees and use low-cost materials to produce goods and services. SMEs in the informal sector play a vital role in developing economies and provide much-needed employment opportunities.