The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka organized an 11-member business delegation to Myanmar last December. The delegation visited Yangon in Myanmar on the 19th and returned after a successful 4-day fact finding mission. The delegation was led by M. Shiham Marikar, Director Trade Promotion of NCE.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Myanmar, The Myanmar Embassy in Sri Lanka , The Federation of Chambers of Commerce & industry of Myanmar (UMFCCI) and The Myanmar Economic Holding coordinated and assisted the NCE in making the visit a success by arranging meetings with business contacts, and entrepreneurs in Myanmar .
H.R. Piyasiri, Sri Lanka’s ambassador in Myanmar participated at almost all the meetings the delegates had in Myanmar.
The Vice President and other Key officials of UMFCCI met with the delegation and gave a presentation on Doing Business in Myanmar as well as other key information and advice on business methods, Investment opportunities , Import Export Procedures , Financial methods such as payment terms etc.
Separate meetings for the delegated were arranged with members of the UMFCCI , Key officials of the Myanmar Economic Holding , Began Capital ( Investment and consultancy Company) and key officials from the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association and Myanmar industries Association.
The following companies were part of the delegation - ACL Cables PLC (represented by Suren Madanayake -Managing Director and Daya Wahalatantiri -Director-Exports, Concord Apparel (Pvt) Ltd. (represented by Prasanna Jayasinghe - Managing Director), Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd (represented by Thanuje Munasingha – Business Dev. Manager), Samson International PLC (represented by Priyantha Abeygunawardena-General Manager Rubber related products), Dutch Lanka Trailer Manufacturers Limited Sri Lanka (represented by Ajith Gunasekara-Manager), Empire Teas (PVT) Ltd (represented by Lushantha de Silva- Managing Director ), Stassen Exports (PVT) Limited (Achala Lamasuriya-General Manager ), Expolanka (Pvt) Limited (represented by Imdadh Marikar- General Manager), Kalhari Group of Companies (represented by Kaushal Rajapaksa-Group Managing Director), Alpha Industries (Private) Limited (represented by Deshantha Silva -General Manager .