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.
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.
World Press Freedom Day 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom wanted to find out how journalists in Sri Lanka see their role in 2021 in providing information as a public good. In a panel discussion three representatives of the media discussed with Roel Raymond
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.
Leading the Nation through inclusion, equality and educational reforms
The women were invited to share their vision for the country, in a ten-minute presentation, if they ever have the opportunity of leading the country.
Representation and Empowerment: Ten women and their call for Diversity and Inclusion
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, together with NextGenSL, organised an event named "iLead", which was held on the 8th of March to commemorate International Women's day and shine a spotlight on what reforms women felt they deserved, through having ten highly accomplished women to make a ten minute speech on what they would change and do differently if they were to become president.