Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce organized a get-together recently to discuss the progress made during the recent visit, the Council members made to Russia, as a part of the Presidential Delegation to Russia.
The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia Dr. Saman Weerasinghe took part as the Chief Guest of the event, while the Russian Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Alexander Karchava took part as the Guest of Honour. During the event, discussions revolved around the progress made during the recent Russian visit, and how they can further strengthen the business relationship with the Russian business community.
Karchava speaking during the occasion appreciated the council for organizing events of this nature, which helps bilateral business progress. The president of Sri Lanka Russia business council (SLRBC) Isuru Samarasinghe, thanked His Excellency Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, for helping to organize the Business Delegation to Moscow. He also thanked him for giving the opportunity to members of the SLRBC to hold bilateral meetings with the members of the Chamber of Commerce of Industry of the Russian Federation and for the assistance rendered during the mission.
The two vice presidents of SLRBC, Priyantha Hapuarachchi Chief Financial Officer of South Asia Textile Industries Lanka and Buddhapriya Ramanayake the Director of Mos Lanka Investments (Pvt) Ltd also were among the invitees. The Executive Committee members of SLRBC Nimal S. Cooke Executive Director of Maharaja Organisation (Projects), Shamindi Kumarasinghe, Manager Exports of Nature’s Beauty Creations and Erandi Ponnamperuma, Manager of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce also were present during the event.
Among the guests were Harry Jayawardena Chairman of Stassen Exports, Daya Weththasinghe Chairman of Lanka Tractors, Mahen Kariyawasan Managing Director of Andrew the Travel Company, Evgeniya Altukhova Chief of Protocol Russian Embassy in Sri Lanka, Andre Fernando Chairman of MAC Holdings, Hatim Abbasally Director of Akbar Brothers, Shashi Ganeshan, Joint Managing Director of Built Eelement, Gamini Nanayakkarawasam, Joint Managing Director of Built Eelement, Jey Gnanam Managing Director of Rhino Roofing Products, Jude Fernando, Director of Rhino Roofing Products, Gamini Abeywickrama Chairman of Basilur Tea Exports, Dinesh Samaratunga Managing Director of Megatrend Lanka, Ganesh Deivanayagam Deputy Chairman of Eswaran Brothers and Bilal Mohammed Managing Director of Concord Exotic Voyages.