October, 10, 2016
A High Profile German Business delegation led by the German Asia Pacific Business Association, which visited Sri Lanka during last week to explore trade and investment opportunities held talks with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
“In the recent times, we have seen increasing interest in Sri Lanka by German businessmen. We are not only looking at big countries like India, but also smaller nations like Sri Lanka,’ said Mr. Thomas Kriwat, head of the delegation during discussions with the Chamber officials.
In response, Mrs. Dhara Wijayatilake, CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce welcomed the delegation and highlighted the opportunities available within the country to invest in business ventures. “There is an increasing focus on doing business with overseas partners and Sri Lanka offers a conducive environment for that purpose,” she said.
Mrs. Wijayatilake also explained the role of the Chamber in facilitating trade and business and the several activities undertaken by the Chamber in pursuance of its service to members. .
The German business delegation included representatives from companies such as EFC Induction Private Limited, M. Elsasser and Cie AG, Functex GmBh, Hubner Interface Systems India Private Limited, ITS International Training and Support Gmbh, Mercmarne Group of Companies, and TUV Rheinland India Private Limited.
The delegation also consisted representatives from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, German Asia Pacific Business Association and The German Sri Lanka Business Council.
Mrs. Alikie Perera, Deputy Secretary General of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Lilakshi De Mel and Mrs. Ayoni Waniganayake, respectively, Senior Assistant Secretary Generals of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce also attended the meeting held at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The group also took part in a ‘Networking Reception’ organized by Sri Lanka Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on the 06th October, 2016. The officials of the German Embassy in Sri Lanka also took part in both the occasions.
Caption: The German delegation and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce officials posing for a photograph, following the meeting.