Lanka, Italy luncheon meeting a success
Sri Lanka is very positive in increasing ties with the Indo Italian
chamber in order to have positive growth results in the near future with
Daya Raathnayake, President of the Sri Lanka Italy Business Council
also stated that the trade between Sri Lanka and Italy is on an increase
over the past few years which have shown encouraging results to the
businessmen trading with Italy.
The luncheon meeting organized by the Sri Lanka Italy Business
council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently focused on import and
export opportunities and challenges in the Italian market for Sri Lankan
exporters and importers.
“This is a positive sign that Sri Lankan businessmen have included
Italy as a country to have growing partnerships with and vice versa,
said the President at this meeting.”
“Sri Lanka and Italy Business linkages will be further strengthened
in the years to come” said Sergio Sgambato, Secretary General of the
Indo Italian Chamber at the Luncheon meeting.
The Sri Lanka Italy Business Council was formed in October 1998,
under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The Council focuses
on the objectives of ‘promoting investment, trade and joint venture
between Sri Lanka and Italy’. It is one of the twenty bilateral business
Councils that function under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce. The groundwork for the formation of the Council was laid by a
proposal made by the then Ambassador of Italy in Sri Lanka His
Excellency Maurizio Teucci to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 1997.