Chrissworld PLC Shines at CSE-USAID Forum: Unlocking SME Capital-Raising Opportunities

01Chrissworld PLC Shines at CSE-USAID Forum: Unlocking SME Capital-Raising Opportunities


Chrissworld PLC took center stage at the recent Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Issuer Forum, held in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kandy on November 29, 2023. The forum aimed to shed light on capital-raising opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in various sectors, including agribusinesses, livestock, energy generation, and tourism.

Mr. Suraj Suraweera, CEO of Chrissworld PLC, showcased the company’s success following its listing, emphasizing the significant benefits such as enhanced recognition and the attraction of top-tier talent. CSE CEO, Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike, highlighted the importance of sustainable capital flows for businesses, emphasizing the role of capital market instruments in achieving financial freedom.

The event featured a session on the “Benefits and Misconceptions of Listing at CSE” by Mr. Rohan Seneviratne, Managing Director of Atarah Capital (Pvt) Ltd. He emphasized the crucial aspect of price discovery in determining a company’s true value and the necessity for a mindset change to meet higher standards.

The forum concluded with an insightful panel discussion on the “Journey towards Listing and Life After Listing,” featuring key figures such as Mr. Suraj Suraweera, Mr. Rohan Seneviratne, and Mr. Kassapa Weerasekara. Ms. Punyamali Saparamadu moderated the discussion, providing a comprehensive overview of the experiences and perspectives shared during the event. Chrissworld PLC’s success story served as a focal point, showcasing the company’s transformative journey and the substantial value derived from its listing on the CSE.