Home / Business/ Navin, Indian envoy inaugurate COMPLAST 2019

Navin, Indian envoy inaugurate COMPLAST 2019

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00


Navin Dissanayaka, Minister of Plantation Industries of Sri Lanka and Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India inaugurated 6th Edition of COMPLAST (Complete Plastic Exhibition) yesterday.  The 3rd Edition of

Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayaka
High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu

International Rubber Expo and 4th Edition of COMEXPO (Complete Manufacturing Expo) were also inaugurated.  

P.L.U. Rathnamalala Director General, Industrial Development Board of Sri Lanka, Kaushal Rajapaksa, President, Plastics & Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka, B. Swaminathan, President and CEO, Smart Expos,India representatives from Plastics Export Promotion Council of India – (PLEXCONCIL) and other dignitaries were also present.

Around 35 exhibitors from India are participating in the Exhibition. The companies are supported by PLEXCONCIL and Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

Minister Dissanayake spoke about the strong bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and India. He also spoke about the initiatives undertaken by Ministry of Plantation Industries for development of rubber industry in Sri Lanka. He added that there is a lot of potential for further collaboration. He called upon the industry to come up with innovative models to realize the targets set under Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan. 

High Commissioner Dandhu, in his address, noted that the large participation of Indian companies in the recent Exhibitions is a reflection of India’s solidarity with Sri Lanka during difficult times. He also spoke about the potential offered by Indian plastics industry in terms of raw material base, capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower. He pointed out the need to address the issue of plastic waste so as to ensure environmentally sustainable growth.

The Exhibitions end on 11 August 2019. 

Pix by Kithsiri De Mel


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

The future of the UNP

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Each time Ranil Wickremesinghe is faced with a threat to his leadership, he comes up with a band aid solution which either postpones his day of reckoning, and/or worsens the situation for the Party, creating internal chaos and bringing it down in the

Making BIMSTEC happen is the role of the business community too

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Simply what is the use of a regional or global trading bloc if the citizens and businesses are not engaged in trade-related activities through such economic corporation? If not, then they become pure political instruments and talk shops for bureaucra

The important role of the new Power and Energy Secretary

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

New President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed new secretaries for the ministries. The most important ministry under the current situation is the Ministry of Power and Energy, now including CEB and the petroleum sector. The important position of the Sec

De-stigmatising sexuality education for gender equality – it is a right

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which fell on 25 November, started the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. It is an annual international campaign that runs for 16 days until 10 December (Human Rights

Columnists More