Moves to strengthen the UK-Sri Lanka trade corridor

The 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council for Business with Britain (CBB) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was conducted on 27 August 2020

Sep 05, 2020
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The 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council for Business with Britain (CBB) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was conducted on 27 August 2020.

During the course of proceedings, Roshanie Moraes, Executive Vice President, John Keells Holdings PLC became the first woman to be elected as the President of the Council for Business with Britain.

“Moving forward our efforts will primarily be focused on enhancing business and trade between the UK and Sri Lanka as part of wider Government-led efforts to support post-COVID economic revival. We believe that women will also play a greater role in driving this recovery, and to that end, we will also be launching an initiative to improve female labor force participation and gender parity across Sri Lanka’s business environment,” she stated.

Exports to the UK from Sri Lanka is around USD 1 billion and imports from the UK, around USD 370 million. UK is one of the two largest apparel buyers from Sri Lanka.

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