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Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Council delegation visits Singapore

10 September, 2023

The Sri Lanka-Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce led a multi-sectoral 19-member delegation to Singapore, showcasing Sri Lanka’s burgeoning tech talent and growing potential in a multitude of other sectors.

Headed by Prajeeth Balasubramaniam, the forum was organised in collaboration with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), supported by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore, and represented a pivotal post-pandemic re-engagement effort to continue with the SLSBCs mandate to foster trade relations between Sri Lankan corporations and their Singaporean counterparts. The delegation comprised representatives from manufacturing, agriculture, spa, venture capital, poultry, and tech startup sectors, aiming to explore growth opportunities in the Singaporean market.

Among the many highlights of the three-day forum was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sri Lanka–Singapore Business Association (SLBA) and the SLSBC, which formalised a commitment to enhancing business ties.

The Forum comprised presentations, discussions and networking events, providing delegates with valuable opportunities to connect and engage with Singaporean companies as well as Chambers of Commerce.

A panel discussion titled “Sri Lanka – the Way Forward” featured High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the Singapore, Sashikala Premawardhane, President, SLSBC and Head of Advisory, KPMG Sri Lanka, Shiluka Goonewardene, CEO, Veracity Group and Co-founder, Hatch, Jeevan Gnanam and banker cum lawyer Ms. Sankalpana Fernando.

Participating companies included Agrithmics, Alpha BPOSBB, Bairaha Farms, Bileeta, BOV Capital, Emojot, Farm’s Pride, Gensoft, Hatch Works, Isso Restaurants, KPMG, Nidro Supply, Prudential Shipping Lines, Spa Ceylon Ayurveda, Spear Global Holdings, Spectrify AI, Spillburg Holdings, Wavenet International, and Veracity Group.