Sri Lankan businessmen consider partnerships with Filipinos

A delegation of 30 Sri Lankan businessmen organized by Sri Lanka[1]The Philippines Business Council (SLPBC) led by its President, Ravi De Silva, together with the Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs in Lanka (COYLE) led by its President, Dimuth Silva, met with peers from the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Filipino-Chinese Inc. (FFCCII) to explore possible trade and investment partnerships.

In the photo (from left to right): Cecilio K. Pedro, vice-president of the FFCCCII; HE Shobini Gunasekera; Dimuth Chankama Silva, President, Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs Lanka (COYLE); Mary G. Ng, Executive Vice President, FFCCCII; Michael Chen; Jay Gunaratne, COYLE Project Chair; and Fernando Gan, Secretary General and Secretary General of the FFCCCII.

Their visit followed the participation of His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of Sri Lanka, in the 55th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank held recently in Manila.

The delegation represented a microcosm of thriving businesses in Sri Lanka in the sectors of logistics, construction, electronics, information and communications technology, clothing, food, agriculture, tourism, transport and energy. “We have so many complementarities that we can work on. This is the century of growth in Asia and many opportunities have arisen with the pandemic, such as new value chains, new industries and businesses and new consumption patterns,” said Her Excellency Shobini Gunasekera, Ambassador of Sri Lanka. Lanka in the Philippines.

The meeting with the FFCCCII was organized by Michael Chen, Chairman of the Philippines-Sri Lanka Business Council, who expressed his belief that the initiative would yield many positive results.