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Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to Southern India, V.Krishnamoorthy along with Minister (Commercial) Yasantha De Silva undertook an official visit to Hyderabad from 23-25 October, 2019 with the objective of strengthening trade and investment ties between Sri Lanka and State Government of Telangana.

During the visit, the Deputy High Commissioner participated at the seminar on Business and Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka organized by the Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FTCCI) on 23rdOctober 2019.The main objective of the seminar was to create awareness amongthe entrepreneurs in Hyderabad about business and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka as well as to explore opportunities for expanding trade and investment ties. The Minister (Commercial) made a detailed presentation on Trading & Investing in Sri Lanka highlighting its exportable products and on its conducive investment environment.

During the interactions, the Deputy High Commissioner pointed out that the volume of trade between India and Sri Lanka has increased substantially during the past few years and requested the members of the FTCCI to gear up for the upcoming possibilities in importing more products from Sri Lanka.

On 24th October 2019, the Deputy High Commissioner participated as the Guest of Honour at “Accelerate 2” international Business Awareness Programme organized by the Global Exim Institute in which he stressed on the prospects for stronger connections between Sri Lanka and India in the areas of trade and investment. More than 200 participants took part at the event and the Minister (Commercial) also made a presentation on Sri Lanka’s trade with India.

Deputy High Commissioner and Minister (Commercial) also had a meeting with the Senior Vice President of the Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FTCCI), the Director & Head of Confederation of Indian Industry of Telangana Chapter, Joint Director of Federation of Export Promotion Organization, Director Q Mart Super market and Managing Director Creamline Dairy Products Pvt Ltd, on the sidelines of their visit to Hyderabad.

During the above meetings they have assured that they will work with their Sri Lankan counterparts to enhance the economic relations between Sri Lanka and the State Government of Telangana.

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission

Chennai

08th November 2019

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The Department of Commerce Sri Lanka, jointly with the Sri Lanka Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, using its trade promotional funds, for the first time has organized Sri Lanka`s participation in Digital Thailand - Big Bang 2019 exhibition held in Bangkok Thailand from October 28-31. The Exhibition, which is considered as the biggest international conference and exhibition on digital technology and innovation in South East Asia, had the overall theme of ‘ASEAN Connectivity’. This event consisted with the participation of more than 200 exhibitors from 14 countries from the region and world.

Prime Minister of Thailand General Prayuth Chan O Cha, declared open the exhibition which facilitated exhibits connecting to three distinct segments, namely ‘creativity zone’ including advanced creativity in the field of digital technology, the ‘society zone’, encompassing new ways of improving quality of life and equal opportunities, and ‘smart city zone’ projecting future outlook of cities.

The Sri Lankan pavilion was opened by H.E. the Ambassador Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya, Embassy of Sri Lanka, Thailand. Mr. Anil Sirimanna, First Secretary (Commercial) of the Embassy also joined with this occasion. The Sri Lankan Delegation consisted with five IT companies, performed in different IT sectors. Such as ERP Software, Software Development, Mobile Application Development, Payments Processor and Real-Time System etc. Imara Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Softcodeit Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Sky Management Systems (Pvt) Ltd, Itechro (Pvt) Ltd, and Silverleap Technology (Pvt) Ltd. displayed their innovative IT solutions at the event.

In parallel to this exhibition B2B meetings arranged by the Embassy and it was good opportunity to Sri Lankan participants to build worthwhile links to explore the potentials in ASEAN market.

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