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Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka successfully hosted the 3rd Indo Ceylon Economic Dialogue (ICE 3 ) simultaneously at the 9th Indian Trade Fair at SLECC

Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka successfully hosted the 3rd Indo Ceylon Economic Dialogue (ICE 3 ) simultaneously at the 9th Indian Trade Fair at SLECC

Today 8th May 2015 FCCISL in collaboration with Mp events Lanka PVT Ltd successfully hosted the 3rd Indo Ceylon Economic Dialogue (ICE 3) at SLECC.  Deputy Minister Honorable Eran Wicramaratne Ministry of Highways and Investment Promotion, HE Mr. Arindam Bagchi the Acting High Commissioner Indian High Commission to Sri Lanka graced the event.

Mr.Ajith Wattuhewa President FCCISL in his address mentioned that “We all know that governments to governments are connected, Institutions to institutions are connected, but chamber to chamber links are to be established. The objective of conducting successive series of Indo Ceylon Economic Dialogues is to create a closely knit private sector between India and Sri Lanka. The ICE dialogues conducted by FCCISL will be our brand for the Indian Community and Sri Lankan Community to liaise on trade, investment and services”.

Mr. Alok B. Shriram President PHD Chamber of Commerce conveyed to the gathering “ The vision of an ideal bilateral cooperation is where trade, investments, technology , and ideas flow easily “

Mr. R.D.S Kumarartne Director General Department of Commerce elaborated on many issues in relation to the FTA and said that it could be addressed by dialogue forums. Mr. Upul Jayasooriya Chairman Board of Investment spoke on how Sri Lanka is supportive of Indian Investments and how it should also be the other way round .Mr. Mallikarjuna, Country Head of Shapoorji Pallonji (Pvt) Ltd conveyed that in Indian companies operating in Sri Lanka 90% of employers are Sri Lankan and Mr. S.Sivaraja Managing Director REEBON Manufacturing Pvt Ltd shared his success story on doing business in India. The Chairmen of  Indian CEO Forum and Managing Director Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC Mr. Sanjay Kumar Tiwari shared vital knowledge on Sri Lanka being the destination full of potential for Indian traders and investors.

Our heartiest thanks to all our dignitaries and friends who joined us today on ICE 3 knowledge sharing platform and B2B sessions despite their busy schedules.

 

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Mr. Sanjay Kumar Tiwari President  Indian CEO forum and  Managing Director Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC Lighting the Oil Lamp

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The dignitaries  stand in  respect for  Sri Lankan and Indian National Anthems  sung  and one minute silence observed for national heroes who sacrificed their life for both nations.

 

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Plaque being presented to  Deputy  Minister  Honourable Eran Wickramaratne  Ministry of  highways and investment promotion by Mr. Alok B. Shriram  President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India.

 

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Deputy Minister Honourable  Eran Wickramaratne addressing the gathering

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Mr. Mallikarjuna, Country Head of  Shapoorji Pallonji (Pvt) Ltd sharing his success story  on doing business in Sri Lanka

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HE Mr. Arindam Bagchi the Acting High Commissioner  Indian High Commission to Sri Lanka addressing the gathering

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Mr. Upul Jayasooriya Chairman of BOI delivering his special remarks

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The plaque being presented to Mr. Ajith Wattuhewa  by Mr. Alok B. Shriram President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India