Sri Lanka-Russia Business Council leads Lankan biz delegation to Moscow

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A 25-member Sri Lankan business delegation led by the Sri Lanka-Russia Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce together with the Sri Lankan Embassy in the Russian Federation visited Moscow last week.

The business delegation, which was led by Sri Lanka-Russia Business Council President and Unitrades Ltd. Managing Director Isuru Samarasinghe was organised in conjunction with the official visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to the Russian Federation on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which coincided with 60 years of diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and Russia.

During the visit, the delegation took part in business forum conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and also took part in B2B meetings with Russian counterparts. 

During the forum, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Chairman Upul Jayasuriya made a presentation on the FDI opportunities in Sri Lanka. During the visit, bilateral relations between the two countries were enriched by strengthening the trade ties, sourcing suitable business partners for trade, investments, joint ventures, technology transfer and services and also assisting in expanding existing business contacts of the participants.

The delegation comprised representatives from Akbar Brothers Ltd., Basilur Tea Exports Ltd., Empire Teas Ltd., Eswaran Brothers Exports Ltd., Imperial Teas Ltd., Maltras International Ltd., Regency Teas Ltd., Stassen Exports Ltd., Unitrades Ltd., Andrew the travel Company Ltd., Concord Exotic Voyages (Lanka) Ltd., Mos-Lanka Holdings Ltd., Galle Face Hotel, Mac Holdings Ltd., Mega Trend Lanka Ltd., Orofini Gems and Jewellery, Avian Technologies Ltd., Lanka Tractors Ltd., The Capital Maharajah Organization Ltd., Built Element Ltd., Rhino Roofing Products Ltd., Jay Sea Foods Processing Ltd., Consulting Engineers & Contractors Ltd., and The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.