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April - May - June 2013 Official Launch of NBEA 2013 From left Mr E.M
April - May - June 2013 Official Launch of NBEA 2013 From left Mr E.M
April - May - June 2013 Official Launch of NBEA 2013 From left Mr E.M

April - May - June 2013

April - May - June 2013 Official Launch of NBEA 2013 From left Mr E.M Wijetilleke,
April - May - June 2013 Official Launch of NBEA 2013 From left Mr E.M Wijetilleke,

Official Launch of NBEA 2013

From left Mr E.M Wijetilleke, Secretary General/CEO, NCCSL ,Prof. Uditha Liyanege, Chairman

Panel of Judges NBEA 2013, Mr Sunil G. Wijesinha, President NCCSL & Chairman of

NBEA Steering Committee, Mr Thilak Godamanna,Snr Deputy President, NCCSL

and Co-Chairman of NBEA Steering Committee and Mr Waruna Mallawaaratchi,

DGM Marketing, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd at the Launch.

Contents

Highlights of the Chamber-2013

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International

Relations

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Visiting Business Delegations

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Seminars

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MOUs

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Meetings

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Other Activities

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Trade Information

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15 Other Activities 17 Trade Information 17 The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka Proudly

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka Proudly Presents the

National Business Excellence Awards 2013

Benchmarking and rewarding excellent businesses

the National Business Excellence Awards 2013 Benchmarking and rewarding excellent businesses www.nationalchamber.lk

www.nationalchamber.lk

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Highlights of the Chamber - 2013 (2nd Qtr)

Highlights of the Chamber - 2013 (2nd Qtr) National Chamber Launches NBEA 2013 From left Mr

National Chamber Launches NBEA 2013

Chamber - 2013 (2nd Qtr) National Chamber Launches NBEA 2013 From left Mr Sunil G Wijesinha,

From left Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President NCCSL, Prof. Uditha Liyanege, Chairman NBEA Panel of Judges and Mr Thilak Godamanna, Senior Deputy President,NCCSL

“National Business Excellence Awards 2013” was launched on 26 June 2013 at Colombo Hilton. NBEA 2013 is the 10th national business benchmark competition the Cham- ber is going to hold. The trophy was officially unveiled by Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President, NCCSL & Chairman of NBEA Steering Committee, Prof. Uditha Liyanage, Chair- man, NBEA Panel of Judges & Director, Postgraduate In- stitute of Management and Mr Thilak Godamanna, Senior Deputy President, NCCSL & Co-Chairman, NBEA Steer- ing Committee. The launch was followed by fellowship and cocktails spon- sored by Colombo Hilton, the official hotel for the 10th consecutive year. The Awards Ceremony will be held on 27 November 2013.

Hon. Minister of Indigenous Medicine visits the National Chamber

Minister of Indigenous Medicine visits the National Chamber From left Dr. Newton Pieris, Advisor to the

From left Dr. Newton Pieris, Advisor to the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine,Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President NCCSL, Hon Salinda Dissanayake, Minister of Indigenous Medicine, Hon Pandu Bandaranayake, Deputy Minister of Indigenous Medicine and Mr Lalith Kannangara, Secretary, Ministry of Indigenous Medicine.

Hon Salinda Dissanayake, Minister of Indigenous Medi- cine addressed the Heads of Indigenous Medical Institu- tions and Ayurveda Drug Manufacturers on 19 April 2013 at the Chamber Auditorium. Purpose of the meeting was to explain the progress and proposed action with regard to the forthcoming “Ayurveda Expo 2013” International In- digenous Healthcare Exhibition to be held from 12 -14 July 2013 at the BMICH, Colombo

to be held from 12 -14 July 2013 at the BMICH, Colombo International Relations Seminar on

International Relations

Seminar on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka & Bangladesh”

on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka & Bangladesh” Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President NCCSL, addressing the

Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President NCCSL, addressing the gathering at the seminar

H.E. M. Sufiur Rahman, High Commissioner of the Peo- ple’s Republic of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka made a presen- tation on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Bangla- desh” on 3 April 2013 at the Chamber Auditorium. H.E. M. Sufiur Rahman was assisted by Mr F.M. Borhan-Uddin, Counsellor of the High Commission. The High Commis- sioner explained about the current business trend, potential for future business development between the two countries and investment opportunities. H.E. M. Sufiur Rahman highlighted that as at last year Sri Lanka-Bangladesh bilat- eral trade has increased to 22 million U.S.Dollars represent- ing an 83% increase from the 2007 trade levels.

South Korean Ambassador addresses the National Chamber members

Korean Ambassador addresses the National Chamber members H.E. Jongmoon Choi, Ambassador flanked by Mr Thilak

H.E. Jongmoon Choi, Ambassador flanked by Mr Thilak Godamanna, Snr. Deputy President,(left) and Mr Sujeiva Samaraweera, Deputy President (right.).

H.E. Jongmoon Choi, Ambassador of Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka addressed the Chamber members on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Korea” on 8 May 2013 at the Chamber Auditorium. The Ambassador provided infor- mation on current business trend, trade potential, oppor- tunities for export, import, investment and other services available for Sri Lankans in Korea. A point raised by a par-

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Mr Marco L Fran- cis, President of the Sey- chelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Mr Marco L Fran- cis, President of the Sey-

chelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry visited the Chamber on 6 May

2013. Mr. Sujeiva Samaraweera, Deputy Presi-

dent, Mr. Bandula Dissanayake, Deputy Secretary General and Dr S.G Samarasundera, Chairman of (NARA) joined the discussion which focused on promotion of trade, espe- cially aqua marine related products between the two coun- tries. Possibilities of investment, training and technical co- operation were also discussed.

CBI Country Manager Visits the National Chamber

Ms Ester Kruk, CBI Country Manager for Sri Lanka vis- ited the Chamber on 13 May 2013. A meeting with the Chamber officials to discuss the co-operation between the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the CBI for business promotion was held. CBI Country Manager promised to provide information on special CBI programs focusing on Sri Lankan companies to the Chamber for cir- culation among the membership.

Pakistan High Commissioner Visits the Chamber

membership. Pakistan High Commissioner Visits the Chamber High Commissioner of Pakistan (centre) flanked by Mr Sunil

High Commissioner of Pakistan (centre) flanked by Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President (right) and Mr Thilak Godamanna, Snr. Deputy President (left). Mr Bilal Akram, Head of Chancery (far left) and Mr Sujeiva Samaraweera, Deputy President of National Chamber,(far right) at the meeting.

Major General (Rtd) Qasim Qureshi, High Commissioner

of Pakistan accompanied by Mr Bilal Akram, Head of Chancery paid a courtesy call at the Chamber on 21 May

2013. A meeting was held with the Chamber President

and other officials. Discussion was focused on bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Sri Lankan Ambassador in Israel Visits the Chamber

H. E Sarath Wijesinghe, Sri Lanka Ambassador in Israel visited the Chamber on 6 June 2013 and had a meeting with the Council Members and Chamber Members. The meet- ing was chaired by Mr Sarath de Silva, Chairman Agricul- ture, Food Processors Committee of National Chamber who is the Chairman of International Foodstuff Group of

Companies. Member Companies represented were: Hay-

enhancing

ticipant among other things was that Korea charges an im- port duty for coco peat imported from Sri Lanka whereas similar imports from other nations are free of import duty resulting in Sri Lankan products becoming uncompetitive.

resulting in Sri Lankan products becoming uncompetitive. Visiting Business Delegations Visit of Business Delegation

Visiting Business Delegations

Visit of Business Delegation from Liberia

Delegations Visit of Business Delegation from Liberia Liberia Business Delegation at discussions at the chamber

Liberia Business Delegation at discussions at the chamber boardroom

A four member delegation from Monrovia Liberia visited

the Chamber on 9 April 2013 and had a discussion with

Chamber members. The delegation was led by Mr. Tokuya Inoue, CEO of Try International Company (Gold Mining

& Export Inc) who was interested in meeting Sri Lankan

investors willing to invest in gold and diamond mining in Liberia. Mr. Inoue made a detailed presentation on invest- ment opportunities and the benefit Sri Lankans will get in

investing on above projects in Liberia. Liberia is an agri- cultural country where rubber, coffee, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), palm oil, sugarcane and bananas are well grown.

In addition, the country has sheep, goats and timber. In the

industrial sector, Liberia has industries in rubber process- ing, palm oil producing, timber, diamonds, gold and hy- dropower.

Visit of the President of Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry

President of Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & Industry From left Mr Marco L Francis, President of

From left Mr Marco L Francis, President of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce & IndustryMr Sujeeve Samaraweera, Deputy President, and Mr S G Samarasundera, Chairman(NARA) right.

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Sandvik delegation along with the chamber officials at the chamber boardroom Seminars Conducted NCCSL/CBI Workshop

Sandvik delegation along with the chamber officials at the chamber boardroom

along with the chamber officials at the chamber boardroom Seminars Conducted NCCSL/CBI Workshop on “Developing a

Seminars Conducted

NCCSL/CBI Workshop on “Developing a Business Plan and Exporting to Europe”

on “Developing a Business Plan and Exporting to Europe” CBI Workshop in progress A workshop on

CBI Workshop in progress

A workshop on “Developing a Business plan and Exporting

to Europe” organized by the National Chamber of Com- merce of Sri Lanka in association with the CBI Netherlands and Export Experts Consortium was held on 13 May 2013 at the National Chamber Auditorium. The speakers were M/S. Jim Tersteeg and Suresh Fernandez both attached to CBI, the Netherlands.

The seminar provided a valuable insight in developing a proper business plan that helps sustainability of the busi- ness. Developing a proper business plan, understanding the basics of a good business plan, export marketing, tips to enter the European market and other strategies for suc- cessful business were explained in detail. The large volume of failures of businesses that were set up without a proper business plan was one of the topics discussed.

Apple I.T. Workshop

A workshop titled “The Very Best Technology is Invisible”

to explain Apple’s devices of iOS, OS X , iPhone, iPad and Mac with a demonstration was conducted on 15 May 2013

at the Chamber Auditorium. Resource person was Mr. Ray-

an Mohamad, an experienced Apple Certified Trainer from Futureworld Lanka Pvt Ltd. He explained the philosophy of Apple devices and demonstrated to the audience how to get the maximum out of business tools via Mac, iPad, and

iPhone with the minimum effort and time.

via Mac, iPad, and iPhone with the minimum effort and time. H.E. Sarath Wijesinghe, S/L Ambassador

H.E. Sarath Wijesinghe, S/L Ambassador in Israel (right) exchanging souvenirs with Mr E M Wijetilleke, Secretary General/CEO

leys PLC, Union Chemicals, Kannan & Co, Western Agri Business and Lanka Canneries Ltd.

Ambassador informed that Israel uses advanced technology

in their agriculture, dairy farming and irrigation manage-

ment. With regard to business & investment opportunities there is high potential for diamonds, tourism & greenhouse cultivation in Israel. He wanted to strengthen and promote trade relations between the two countries and invited a del- egation to Israel from the Chamber. It was said that Israel has high caliber agriculture scientists whose services are available for Sri Lankans.

Charge d’ Affaires of Cuban Embassy visits the National Chamber

d’ Affaires of Cuban Embassy visits the National Chamber The picture shows Madam Indira Lopez Arguelles,

The picture shows Madam Indira Lopez Arguelles, Charge d’Affaires of Cuban Em- bassy signing the visitor’s book with Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President of the National Chamber looking on.

Madam Indira Lopez Arguelles, Charge d’ Affaires of the Cuban Embassy visited the National Chamber of Com- merce of Sri Lanka on 14 June 2013 and met Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President, National Chamber and discussed about bilateral trade and investment promotion between the two countries.

Sandvik Delegation visits the Chamber

A seven member delegation from Sandvik Group, a Swed-

ish Company based in India headed by Mr. Anders Malm- strom, Sweden’s Trade Commissioner to India visited the Chamber on 19 June 2013. He had discussions with the Chamber Secretariat officials. Delegates were involved in manufacture of tools, mining and construction industry.

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Apple I.T. Workshop in progress Regional Seminar – “CBI Workshop”- Anuradhapura Under the regional SME

Apple I.T. Workshop in progress

Regional Seminar – “CBI Workshop”- Anuradhapura

Regional Seminar – “CBI Workshop”- Anuradhapura Under the regional SME support scheme of the National

Under the regional SME support scheme of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, a workshop on “De-

veloping a Business plan and Exporting to Europe” was held on 16 May 2013 at Anuradhapura District Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture. Workshop was organ- ized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

in partnership with CBI Netherlands and Export Experts

Consortium (XXC). Logistical support was given by Anu- radhapura District Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Ag- riculture.

Training Programme on “Post Harvest Technology and Packaging” in Bangkok.

A

seven member delegation from the National Chamber

of

Commerce went to Bangkok for a training program on

“Post Harvest Technology and Packaging” conducted from 20 to 26 May 2013 organized by the National Chamber of Commerce in association with the Thai Packaging Centre, TISTR in Bangkok. The program included factory, field

and farm visits and lectures on vegetable and fruit culti- vation, harvesting and packing. Field visits were made to Swift Co Ltd an exporter of fresh fruits and vegetables, Royala Chitralada Agricultural Projects a food processing farm, Bangsai Agricultural Center Co., Ltd. Hydroponics vegetable farm, Thai Container Co.,Ltd, a paper packaging material manufacturer and Thai Agro Exchange Co.,Ltd

a fruit and vegetable market. Members also visited the THAIFEX- World of Food Asia - Food & Beverage Exhi-

bition. Presentations were made on introduction to fresh fruits and vegetable physiology, post harvest technology

for fresh fruit and vegetable and packaging programme. Sri

Lankan companies represented were - M/s International

Sri Lankan companies represented were - M/s International Food stuff Company, Agri Bio - Tech (Pvt)

Food stuff Company, Agri Bio - Tech (Pvt) Ltd., Cargills (Ceylon) PLC, Koolair (Pvt) Ltd., Nidro Supply (Pvt) Ltd., Sadaharitha Agri Farms & Exporters (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka Hadabima Authority & 7 participants. The Chamber was represented by Mr Buddika Mallawaratchi, Senior Asst Secretary General.

by Mr Buddika Mallawaratchi, Senior Asst Secretary General. Group photo of delegation to Bangkok Seminar on

Group photo of delegation to Bangkok

Seminar on “Exchange Control Regulations”

to Bangkok Seminar on “Exchange Control Regulations” A Seminar on “Exchange Control Regulations” was held on

A Seminar on “Exchange Control Regulations” was held

on 30 May 2013 at the Chamber auditorium. The objec-

tive was to create awareness among the business commu- nity about the new policy measures and practical aspects

of Exchange Control Regulations currently in force. Mr Vi-

pula Wickramaratchchi and Mrs Pavithri Vithanage Sen- ior Asst. Controllers of Exchange from Central Bank made presentations on Basic Exchange Control Concepts, Mi- gration Allowances, Foreign Currency Accounts for resi- dents, Rupee Accounts for Non-Residents, How to receive foreign investments into Sri Lanka, investment opportuni- ties available for foreigners, Securities Investment Account (SIA) and “Procedures to follow in making overseas invest- ments. A panel discussion ending with a question and an- swer session was also held.

Seminar on “Managing Energy Use to Reduce Electricity Bill”

A seminar on “Managing Energy use to reduce Electricity

Bill” was held on Thursday, 20 June 2013 at the Chamber Auditorium. The seminar was to educate consumers and provide them with professional advice and guidance as to how they could manage energy use by using electricity ef- ficiently with an ultimate target of having a reduced and manageable monthly electricity bill. Individual household- ers, industrialists, agriculturalists, service providers and

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uling, Chairper- son, (Leader) Mr Zhang Haocheng, Vice President and Mr Xu Baoguo. National Chamber

uling, Chairper- son, (Leader) Mr Zhang Haocheng, Vice President and Mr Xu Baoguo. National Chamber was repre- sented by Mr Sujeiva Samaraweera, Deputy Presi- dent, Mr Bandula Dissanayake, Deputy Secretary General and Mr Buddika Mallawaaratchi, Snr. Asst Secretary Gen- eral. Mr Lal de Alwis, President of Sri Lanka China Busi- ness Cooperation Council was also present. Ms Xiong Jiul- ing invited the Chamber members to visit the 2nd Beijing International Conference of Friendly Chambers of Com- merce scheduled from 12-13 September 2013 in Beijing. A MOU was signed between the CCPIT Beijing Sub Council and the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.

National Chamber Signs a MOU with Belarusian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

A ten member business delegation from the Belarusian

Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Belrussia, Eastern Europe visited the Chamber on 29 April 2013. The delegates had a meeting with the officials of the National Chamber where exploring business opportunities for bilateral trade promotion was discussed. Mrs. Dubova Tatsiana, Deputy Director General Minsk Department of Belarusian Cham- ber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) addressed the

Cham- ber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) addressed the Picture shows Mr Thilak Godamanna, Senior Deputy

Picture shows Mr Thilak Godamanna, Senior Deputy President of the National Chamber exchanging the MOU with Mrs Dubova Tatsiana of Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Chamber

members at the meeting chaired by Mr. Thilak Godaman- na, Senior Deputy President of the National Chamber. A MOU between the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) and Belarusian Chamber of Commerce &

Industry (BelCCI) was signed at the Chamber Office. Mrs. Dubova Tatsiana signed on behalf of Belarusian Chamber

of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) and Mr Thilak Goda-

manna signed on behalf of The National Chamber of Com- merce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL)

MOU with Overseas Friendship Association of Hunan Province, China

An agriculture delegation from Hunan Province of the Peo- ples Republic of China organized by the Overseas Friend- ship Association of Hunan Province and co-ordinated by the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka visited the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka on 31 May 2013. The delegation was led by Ms. Li Wei Wei, Chairperson -

The delegation was led by Ms. Li Wei Wei, Chairperson - others were benefitted by the

others were benefitted by the information provided by the presenter. Speaker was Mr. Harsha Wickramasinghe, Dep- uty Director General (Operations), Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority. Dr Tilak Siyambalapitiya, an interna-

tional energy expert, who joined the panel discussion gave

his expert advice.

Training workshop on “Courtesies & Etiquette for Frontline Staff ”

on “Courtesies & Etiquette for Frontline Staff ” A one day Training Workshop on “Courtesies, Etiquette

A one day Training Workshop on “Courtesies, Etiquette

and How to Deal with Clients and General Public” was held on 6 June 2013 at the Chamber Auditorium. The work- shop was for the benefit of front line staff of public and

private sector organizations. Participants were trained on projecting best impression of their organization, maintain- ing excellent relations with customers and building up self- confidence in dealing with different situations. The session also touched on social skills, image and presentation, of- fice grooming and style at work with basic telephone tech- niques and common courtesies when dealing with clients.

A highly recognized trainer Ms Nedra Wickramasinghe,

Executive Director of Nedisa Corporate Social Interaction and Founder Principal of Nedisha Finishing School con-

ducted the workshop. Certificates were presented to the participants at the end of the workshop.

presented to the participants at the end of the workshop. MOUs Signed National Chamber Signs MOU

MOUs Signed

National Chamber Signs MOU with CCPIT- Beijing Sub Council

A three member delegation from CCPIT Beijing Sub

Council-Chamber of International Commerce visited the Chamber on 26 April 2013 and met the Chamber officials at the Boardroom. Delegation comprised of Ms Xiong Ji-

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Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President, National Chamber exchanging the MOU with Ms Li Wei Chairperson,

Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, President, National Chamber exchanging the MOU with Ms Li Wei Chairperson, Overseas Friendship Association of Hunan Province of China

Overseas Friendship Association of Hunan Province. Other members of the delegation were: Ms. Liu Quan, Vice Di- rector, Commerce Department of Hunan, Mr. Wu Yueshi, Chairman – Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co., Ltd and Ms. Li Chenzi, Translator, Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co, Ltd. The Chamber was represented by Mr.

Sunil Wijesinha, Presidentand Mr Asela de Livera, Hony Secretary. Mr. Lal de Alwis, President – Sri Lanka China Business Cooperation Council and representatives from Cargills Ceylon PLC, Trans Grow (Pvt) Ltd. Koolair (Pvt) Ltd and Zam Gems (Pvt) Ltd participated at the meeting with the delegates. A MOU between Overseas Friendship Association of Hunan Province and the National Chamber

of Commerce of Sri Lanka was signed.

Meetings

Meeting with the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority

A delegation comprising the members of the National

Chamber Livestock Committee met the Chairman of Con- sumer Affairs Authority on 11 April 2013. The delegation requested the Chairman to increase the control prices of chicken as the industry could not survive with the increas-

ing prices of inputs such as electricity, poultry feed and oth-

er raw materials. They explained that the input prices have

increased at a very high rate but the price of chicken has not been revised to match the increased input prices.

Meeting with H E Sumith Nakandala, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Iraq

H.E. Sumith Nakandala, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Iraq had a meeting with the National Chamber members on 17 April 2013 at the Chamber where tea and table ware export sectors were well represented. H E Na- kandala said he would take nec- essary steps to promote bilateral

H.E. Sumith Nakandala

trade between Sri Lanka and Iraq.

H.E. Sumith Nakandala trade between Sri Lanka and Iraq. Meeting with the High Commissioner- Designate to
H.E. Sumith Nakandala trade between Sri Lanka and Iraq. Meeting with the High Commissioner- Designate to
H.E. Sumith Nakandala trade between Sri Lanka and Iraq. Meeting with the High Commissioner- Designate to

Meeting with the High Commissioner- Designate to Malaysia

Mr. I Ansar, Additional Secretary (Economic Affairs) - East Asia, Pacific and Africa of the Ministry of External Affairs who is designated as the High Commissioner to Malaysia visited the Chamber on 30 April 2013. Mr. Ansar said he would assist the Chamber to promote trade between the two countries.

the Chamber to promote trade between the two countries. Mr I Ansar, H.C designate to Malaysia

Mr I Ansar, H.C designate to Malaysia in conversation with Mr E M Wijetilleke Secretary General/CEO at the chamber boardroom

Meeting with Commissioners of Ayurveda at Navinna

A delegation from the Chamber met the Provincial Ayur-

veda Commissioners on 14 May 2013 at the Bandaranaike International Memorial Ayurveda Research Institute to dis- cuss about the participation of provincial Ayurveda depart- ments at the proposed “Ayurveda Expo 2013” to be held from 12 – 14 July 2013. A presentation was made to the Commissioners with regard to the objectives and the pro- gress of “Ayurveda Expo 2013”.

Meeting with Hon. Arumugam Thondaman, Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development

A delegation from the National Chamber of Commerce of

Sri Lanka met Hon. Arumugam Thondaman, Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development on 27 June 2013 at the Minister’s Office. The delegates requested the Minister to withdraw the chicken portion products from the control price scheme with immediate effect as it will adversely affect the industry. They also requested the Hon. Minister to increase the present control price of LKR. 380/= per kilo of whole chicken to LKR 430/= as the industry cannot manage with the present control price. As a perma- nent solution, the delegates requested the Hon. Minister to exclude chicken from the essential food items list so that price control will not be applicable to chicken.

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Other Activities National Chamber President Makes Presentation to PUCSL Mr. Sunil Wijesinha, President of the

Other Activities

National Chamber President Makes Presentation to PUCSL

Mr. Sunil Wijesinha, President of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka made a presentation on 4 April 2013 at the public hearing organized by the Public Utili- ties Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to obtain views of the public with regard to the proposed electricity tariff in- crease. He explained that the competitiveness of Sri Lankan exports will be affected if the proposed tariff increase is im- plemented.

Mr. Asela de Livera, Chamber Hony. Secretary Nominated to Bio Energy Committee

Chamber Hony. Secretary Nominated to Bio Energy Committee Mr. Asela de Livera Mr. Asela de Livera,

Mr. Asela de Livera

Mr. Asela de Livera, Hony. Secretary of the National Chamber was nominated to the National Mirror Committee on sus- tainability criteria for bio energy - ISO/ PC 248 coordinated by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI). Members of the National Mirror Committee (NMC) are supposed to advise SLSI on standard-

ization related to this area for international and national standards setting. The NMC will also advise the SLSI on matters related to the specific areas of concern including priorities, promotion and implementation of standards.

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0603.1400 Roses - H. S. Code No. 0603.1100 Organization: Mascons (Pvt) Ltd. Contact person: Mr. S Sivamohan, Director Address: No. 96, Barnes Place, Colombo 07. SRI LANKA.

Tel: +94 11 2325561 - 3 Fax: +94 11 2449537 Email: mascons@eureka.lk

2) Sodium Lauryl Salfate – 3402.19

Website: www.mascons.com

8. Products:

Tea (HS Code No. 09.02)

4) Lauramide DEA – 2915.90 5) Synthetic Perfumery Compound –

3202.90.00

 

Desiccated Coconut (HS Code No.08.01) Organization: Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd.

Quantity:

1). Sadium Laureth Sulfate – 16,000.00 Kgs

2). Sodium Lauryl Salfate – 11,200.00 Kgs

1,780.00 Kgs

Contact person: Mr. Joseph Sinniah Address: 334, T. B. Jasyah Mawatha, Colombo 10. Tel: +94 11 2697151 (40 Hunting Lines) Fax: +94 11 2699029

3). Cocamido Propyl Betaine – 6,600.00 Kgs 4). Lauramide DEA – 3,200.00 Kgs 5). Synthetic Perfumery Compound:

Email: akbar@akbar.com Website: www.akbar.lk

Organization: Revlon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

9. Products: NCR Business Forms, NCR Stationery,

Contact person: Mr. T. S. Prakash Address: 342, Avissawella Road, Kelanimulla,Angoda.

Soft Cover Books, Hotel Vouchers, Waiter Pads

Tel: +94 11 5749111 - 3

Fax: +94 11 4444698

Quantity: Negotiable Organization: Graphic Systems Pvt Ltd Contact person: Mr. Keerthi Gunawardane Address: 835, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte, Kotte.

Email: Prakashts@revlonlanka.com

2. Products: Mobile computers, Mobile Printers, Bar code readers & printers, RFID equipments & Wireless commu-

Tel: +94 11 7396100-3

Fax: +94 11 2867280

nication / networking equipment

Email: info@graphicsrilanka.com Website: www.graphicsrilanka.com, www.niceday.lk

Quantity: Based on requirement Organization: CROSSPOINT BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Contact person: Mr. Ravi Rajapakse

10. Products:

a. Copper Item – HS Code 7408, 7409, 7410

b. Lightning Protection Materials & Acces sories - HS Code 8535.40 Quantity: Any Quantity as per Requested Organization: SAW Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

Address: 32, Park Road, Colombo 5, SRI LANKA Tel: +94 11 2580086 Fax: +94 11 5555703 Email: info@crosspoint.lk Website: www.crosspoint.lk

Contact person: Ms. Lakshmi Wijenayake

3. Products:

Canned Fish

- HS Code No.1604.15

Address: 2, Makola North, Makola, Kiribathgoda.

Essences

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HS Code No.3302.1010

Tel: +94 11 2908366 / +94 722453033 / +94 11 4925174

Milk Powder

- HS Code No.0402.21

Fax: +94 11 2908376 Email: athula@sawengineering.co,

Organization: Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd. Contact person: Mr. Joseph Sinniah

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Address: 334, T. B. Jasyah Mawatha, Colombo 10. Tel: +94 11 2697151 (40 Hunting Lines) Fax: +94 11 2699029

Email: akbar@akbar.com

Website: www.akbar.lk

4. Products:

4809.20 - NCR Papers, 4802.30 – Wood free Paper

Quantity: 20’ Foot Container

Organization: Graphic Systems Pvt Ltd Contact person: Mr. Keerthi Gunawardane Address: 835, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte, Kotte.

Tel: +94 11 7396100-3

Email: info@graphicsrilanka.com Website: www.graphicsrilanka.com, www.niceday.lk

Fax: +94 11 2867280

5. Products:

a. Copper Items – HS Code 7408, 7409, 7410

b. Lightning Protection Materials & Acces sories – HS Code 8535.40

c. Surge Arrestors – HS Code 8536.30

Quantity: As per the Requirement Organization: SAW Engineering (Pvt) Ltd Contact person: Ms. Lakshmi Wijenayake

Address: No:52, Makola North, Makola, Kiribathgoda. Tel: +94 11 2908366 / +94 722453033 / +94 11 4925174 Fax: +94 11 2908376

Email:

athula@sawengineering.com /

lakshmi@sawengineering.com

Website: www.sawengineering.com

6. Products:

Vehicles HS Code: 8703.23.59 & 8703.23.52 Spare parts HS Code: 8708 20 units Brand new Motor Vehicles

Quantity:

per month / GBP 400K p.a. Spares Organization: Colonial Motors (Ceylon) Ltd

Contact person: Ms. Dilini Fernando (Secretary to MD)

Address:

Tel: +94 11 2323342 - 4 Email: dilini@mazdalanka.lk Website: www.mazdalanka.lk

No 297 – Union Place, Colombo 02.

Fax: +94 11 2438424

LOOKING FOR VENTURE PARTNERS

1. Nature of Joint Venture: Export Sea food / Spicy / food etc. Trading (Imports Exports ) Any Items. Organization: Sky Line Accessories (Pvt) Ltd Contact person: Dr. Nilan Perera Address: No: 35, Pubudu Mawatha, Kotugoda. Tel: +94 11 2681753 Fax: +94 11 2290816 Email: skyline@eureka.lk Website: www.skyline.lk

2. Nature of Joint Venture: Software development & Implementation Organization: Codegen International – Sri Lanka Contact person: Kusal Subasinghe

Address: 29, Braybrooke Street, Colombo 2, SRI LANKA Tel: +94 11 2470740 Fax: +94 11 2470749 Website: www.codegen.net

11 2470740 Fax: +94 11 2470749 Website: www.codegen.net 3. Nature of Joint Venture: Printing Manufacturing, Out

3. Nature of Joint Venture: Printing Manufacturing, Out Source, Private Lables Organization:

Graphic Systems Pvt Ltd Contact person: Mr. Keerthi Gunawardane Address: 835, Kotte Road, Ethul Kotte, Kotte. Tel: +94 11 7396100-3 Fax: +94 11 2867280 Email: info@graphicsrilanka.com Website: www.graphicsrilanka.com, www.niceday.lk

4. Nature of Joint Venture: Gem & Jewellary Organization: Saham Travels & Tours Contact person: Mr. Ahamed M. Nazeer

Address: No. 2-1/1, Messenger Street, Colombo.12.

Tel: +94 776041085

Website: www.sahamtravels.lk

Email:

sahamedtours@gmail.com

5. Nature of Joint Venture: Assembly of diesel generators Organization: Koolair Pvt. Limited Contact person: Mr. Asela de Livera

Address:

5 Halgaswatte Lane, off Balapokuna Road, Colombo 06. SRI LANKA

Tel: +94 11 5731612, 5264444, 5731773 Fax: +94 11 5515428 Email: asela@koolairgroup.com Website: www.koolairgroup.com

6. Nature of Joint Venture: To Provide Total Service Solu- tion in the Field of Telecommunication Infrastructure, Earthing & Electrical Organization: SAW Engineering (Pvt) Ltd Contact person: Mr. Athula Jayarathna Address: No:52, Makola North, Makola, Kiribathgoda. Tel: 94 112908366 / +94 722453033 / +94 114925174 Fax: +94 1112908376 Email: athula@sawengineering.co / jathula@sltnet.lk Website: www.sawengineering.com

7. Nature of Joint Venture: Value addition for cinnamon Organization: Impex Corporation (Pte) Ltd

Contact person:

Ms. Yamuna Perera Address: 145, K Cyril C Perera Mawatha, Colombo 13. Tel: +94 11 2320951/2436565 Fax: +94 11 2385225/2589278 Email: impexram@sltnet.lk

Mr. C. Ramachandra /

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SERVICES 1. Services: Manpower Supply Agency to every categories of Employees from SRI LANKA Organization:

SERVICES

1. Services: Manpower Supply Agency to every categories of

Employees from SRI LANKA Organization: Saham Travels & Tours Contact person: Mr. Ahamed M. Nazeer. Address: No. 2-1/1, Messenger Street, Colombo.12. Tel: +94776041085. Email: sahamtours@gmail.com Website: www.sahamtravels.com 2. Services: Tour Operator, Travel, Air Ticketing & Foreign Recruitment Consultant Organization: Leader Travels & Tours Contact person: A H SAHEERDEEN Address: No 3/2,K D David Mawatha Maradana Colombo 10.SRI LANKA. Tel: +94 11 2458478 / +94 11 5760066 / +94777383576 Fax: +94 11 2458478 Email: leadertravel@yahoo.com Website: www.leadertravels.com

7.

forwarding/ Customs Clearance Organization: Asha Agencies Limited

Contact person: Ralph Anandappa - Executive Vice President Address: No. 72C, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 04.

Tel: +94 11 4523900

Email: ralph.aal@pership.com Website: www.pership.com

Fax: +94 11 2585959

Services:

I. Software Application development Nearly a decade of software product engineering experi- ence enables us to offer the full Software life cycle of activities. We have tuned our lean processes and technology frameworks to deliver high quality and predictability that in turn helps you to better manage your resources.

3. Services: Banking Services Organization: Hatton National Bank PLC Contact Person: Mr. Nilam Usoof Jumat – Assistant General Manager, Trade and International

Address: 479, T B Jayah Mw, Colombo 10, SRI LANKA.

Tel: +94 11 2661610 Email: nilamuj@hnb.lk Website: www.hnb.net

Fax: +94 11 2662757

II. Mobile Application Development

Through our focused IOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian development teams, we are uniquely positioned to help you get your product, mo- bile enabled. We assist our customers to design their mobile strategy to stay competi- tive

4. Products: Human Resources - Sri Lankan Quantity: Any Quantity Organization: Selco Continental Pvt. Ltd.

Contact person: P.S. Selvaratnam – Chairman / MD Address: No. 31, 1st Chappel Lane, Colombo-06.

Tel: +94 11 4334777

Email: info@selcohr.com Website: www.selcohr.com

Fax: +94 11 4016730

5. Services: Inspection, verification, testing and certification services Organization: SGS Lanka (PVT) Ltd (an Affiliate of SGS Group, Head quartered in Geneva) Contact person: Mr. N. Sriram Address: 3rd Floor, AEC Building, 140, Vauxhall Street, Colombo - 02. SRI LANKA. Tel: +94 11 5376280 Fax: +94 11 5376281 Email: sgs.lanka@sgs.com Website: www.sgs.com

6. Services:

Airline Agency, Ships’ Agency, Warehousing/ Logistics/Supply Chain Solution, Transport, Travel and leisure, Off Dock container Terminal, Freight

III. Moodle Services

We provide Moodle hosting, Moodle customization, Moo- dle training & Moodle support for you.

IV. Quality Assurance

Our QA engineers are well skilled and equipped to be- come an important part of your agile development teams. We excel in secure infrastructures, use of best tools and controlled environments to verify your product quality across multi- ple dimensions

Organization: AKLO Information’s Technology Pvt. Ltd. Contact person: Mr. Abbas Kamrudeen Address: No. 29/23, Vishaka Road, Colombo 4.

Tel: +94777789947

Website: www.akloit.com, www.vidloums.com

Email: abbas@aklomail.com

The Secretary General/CEO

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

450 D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo -10

Tel : +94 11 4741788/ +94 714192069 Fax: +94 11 2689596, email: sg@nationalchamber.lk, www.nationalchamber.lk

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