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.
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.
Sri Lanka: Sustainability as an advantage and driver for tourism!
Sri Lanka welcomed 2019 more than two Million tourist who visited the island, often called the ‚Pearl in the Indian Ocean‘ providing work and income for 473.000 persons. The income from tourism contributes upto 6 % to the Grand National Product (GDP) of the country. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all airports were closed for incoming traffic, no tourist could arrive anymore. Tourism collapsed.
Sri Lanka firms with global links learn to compete better and raise standards
Sri Lanka firms with foreign investment or demanding global customers learns to raise standards and compete while protected firms may be left behind, participants of an online seminar said.
South Asian travel trade banking on regional tourism
The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the travel industry in most parts of the world and professionals in the tourist trade in South Asia are hoping regional and domestic tourism will save the day.