(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A special market opening ceremony was held at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today in recognition of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce cerebrating 180 years. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was founded on 25 March 1839, for the purpose of best promoting the interests of commerce.
This was among the very first group of chambers established in Asia.
The Chamber has grown from having 26 memberships at its initial stages, to just over 600 today – with an outreach of 8,500 institutions.
Twenty-nine (29) of the current members have been members of the Chamber for over 100 years. Over the last 180 years, the CCC has diversified its services across the field.