(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – High Commissioner – designate of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom Rohitha Bogollogama met with the members of the Board of Directors of the SL-UKCC at the High Commission on 24 November 2023.
Along with , President of the SL-UKCC and Head of Digital Solutions at HSBC Shehan Silva, , General Secretary of the SL-UKCC and Legal Counsel & Company Secretary Charles de Alwis, , Managing Director of RUCI Products Thana Sivasambu, , Director at Amari Commodities Ltd Safdar Bandukwala and Global Head- HR at Virtusa Eranga Pathirage joined the meeting, The Board of Directors presented High Commissioner – designate Bogollagama with an overview of the SL-UKCC, outlining the activities already conducted in collaboration with the High Commission and the lineup of activities for 2024.
High Commissioner- designate Bogollagama invited SLUKCC to carry out an accelerated drive to promote investments and businesses into Sri Lanka from the UK which would boost the Sri Lankan economy. He further highlighted the importance of organising an array of Sri Lanka tourism promotional events in the UK targeting high-end tourists, as well as promoting Sri Lankan food and beverages as luxury cuisine among British consumers in close coordination with the High Commission. SLUKCC assured their fullest cooperation to High Commissioner Bogollagama in enhancing economic cooperation between Sri Lanka and the UK.
The Sri Lanka – UK Chamber of Commerce was established in 2021 under the patronage of the High Commissioner and currently holds a growing membership of 50 business individuals, SMEs and large companies in the UK which are engaged in trade, investment, and tourism with Sri Lanka. The SLUK-CC is also in the process of expanding its membership.