Insight into Investing is an island wide investor awareness programme by the CSE to enhance the knowledge of the general public with regards to Share Investments. In line with its periphery investor awareness policy, the recent Investor Day Programmes were held in Badulla, Negombo and Maharagama.
There were over 250 eager participants at the Investor Day Programme in Badulla held on the 22nd of September at the Postal Complex Auditorium.
"The Investor Day program was well organized and the information was effectively presented. As an investor, I am more than satisfied on the knowledge I received," Gihan Bandarawela, a businessman from Badulla observed.
The admission is free of charge at these Investor Day Programmes and they provide the participants with an ideal opportunity to raise questions pertaining to the market and plan their investments with Broker Firms and Unit Trust companies who are present at the event.Moreover, the Investor Day Programme is a prime opportunity for the attendees to register for the Educational Workshops which will follow in the second phase of Insight into Investing.
H.M.S. Kumari, a Teacher from Badulla Vishaka Girls School pointed out that since she was an English Teacher she did not have a vast knowledge about investing and that through the programme she learnt a lot. She added that this programme is invaluable for teachers and students in the Commerce stream.
The Investor Day Programme in Negombo too attracted over 250 participants which was held on the 25th of September at the Negombo Town Hall. The educational seminars were carried out during the day for potential investors in Sinhala& Tamil medium..
"This programme is very helpful with regards to investing in the Share Market which would help me not only in my future investment decisions but my studies as well," R.M.L.K. Ranathunga, a University student from Negombo said.
The participants were impressed and were prompt in highlighting the immeasurable value of the programme. Mr Alex Edirisinghe, a private sector employee, acknowledged the success of the programme and added that it is very useful to potential investors and entrants to the Stock Market.
"The objective of the programme is important as the participants at the Investor Dayprogram received a thorough understanding about Share Investments from the seminars, which were well conducted," a retired Government employee H.A. De Soyza added.
Ms. M.A.S. Manjula, a Commerce Teacher at the Bolawalana Nimala Maria Maha Vidyalaya noted that her students were able to obtain a comprehensive understanding on the practical aspect of investing and that it is much more than what is taught in the classroom as part of the curriculum.
Participants at the Maharagama Investor Day Programme held on the 28th of September at the Youth Centre commended the seminars and the presentations conducted by the CSE. "Since the presentations were done in a very straightforward manner it was very easy for us to grasp the information and understand the value of Share Investment," Mr Alanka Abeysekera, a Branch Sales Manager of a Plantation Company said.
The Maharagama Investor Day Program attracted a crowd of over 1000 participants including Government and private sector employees, teachers, students, businessmen and undergraduates. Buddhi Tharanga Karunasena, the Divisional Secretary of Maharagama, observed that she believed that the tendency of Government employees entering this line of investment is less due to a lack of knowledge in this regard and this type of programme is necessary at this hour. Moreover, she thanked the CSE for this great opportunity to gain valuable knowledge. She added that the CSE should reach out to more Government organizations providing them the knowledge to invest in the Share Market.
The next Investor Day will be held in Wattala on the 4th of October at the Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha.