Asanga speaks at Cam­bridge 35th Int’l Sym­po­sium on Eco­nomic Crime

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

In­sti­tute of Na­tional Se­cu­rity Studies Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Asanga Abeya­goonasek­era was in­vited by the Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity, Je­sus Col­lege, for the 35th In­ter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Eco­nomic Crime, held from Septem­ber 3 to 10, 2017.

This year, the sym­po­sium was fo­cused on ‘Pre­vent­ing and con­trol­ling eco­nomic crime in the mod­ern world – Whose re­spon­si­bil­ity and are they re­ally up to it?’

Abeya­goonasek­era’s paper was ti­tled ‘Eco­nomic crime: A Sri Lankan per­spec­tive’, where he re­ferred to Wil­liam Shake­speare’s Ham­let to mod­ern-day “cor­rup­tion is seen as an ul­cer, hid­den be­neath the skin, which se­cretly poi­sons the body. Cor­rup­tion has poi­soned many na­tions with weak govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions and weak po­lit­i­cal cul­tures”.

The sym­po­sium of­fered a rich and deep anal­y­sis of the real is­sues and in par­tic­u­lar threats to in­sti­tu­tions and economies pre­sented by eco­nom­i­cally mo­ti­vated crime and mis­con­duct, equally con­cerned to of­fer and as­sist in devel­op­ing if not so­lu­tions at least bet­ter prac­tices based on real ex­pe­ri­ence and ap­pli­ca­tion.

There were over 700 ex­perts from around the world shar­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge with other par­tic­i­pants drawn from pol­i­cy­mak­ers, law en­force­ment, com­pli­ance, reg­u­la­tion, busi­ness and the pro­fes­sions.

Asanga Abeya­goonasek­era presents his paper ti­tled ‘Eco­nomic crime: A Sri Lankan per­spec­tive’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Sri Lanka

© PressReader. All rights reserved.