From left: Nedron Consolidated Director Nishan Silva, SLSI Director General/CEO Dr. Lalith Senaweera, Hameedia Deputy MD and SLRA Lead convener Hussain Sadique and Abans PLC Deputy Director Dinesh Perera
A team from the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) including Nishan Silva, Director-Nedron Consolidated, Hussain Sadique, Deputy MD-Hameedia and Lead convener of SLRA and Dinesh Perera, Deputy Director-Abans PLC recently met with Dr. Lalith Senaweera, Director General/CEO of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) in order to get guidance and assistance to instil standards and best practices for the said association under incorporation and its prospective members.
The SLRA under formation is pioneered with the initiative of leading retailers including Keells Super, Abans, Cargills Food City, Laughs, Healthguard, Hatton National Bank, Ceylinco General Insurance, Rainco, EAP Group, Hameedia and the President of the Sri Lanka Apparel Brand Association (SLABA), whose mission can be stated very simply as ‘Connecting Retailers to Create Value for Consumers’. Similar associations in the global and regional context have contributed to their countries’ economies via activities aimed at forging links between organisations with the intent to create and improve professional retailing standards and best practices in order to give a more enriching experience to consumers.
Members of the retail industry are invited to participate in the association’s activities.