The 53rd Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Sri Lanka (ICC Sri Lanka) was held at the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Auditorium on Friday 27 September. HNB Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody was re-elected Chairman for the third consecutive year to provide leadership to the ICCSL.
The Executive Committee members for the year 2019/20 consists of Graphic Systems Ltd. Managing Director and past Chairman Keerthi Gunawardena, AFA Corporate Services Ltd. Managing Director Shanil Fernando as Secretary, AIA Insurance PLC Company Secretary and Legal, Governance Corporate and External Relations Chief Officer Chathuri Munaweera as Deputy Secretary, Management Consultant Sheanath De Soysa as Treasurer, as well as four Vice Chairmen, namely Manaco Marine Ltd. CEO Capt. Nalin Peiris, Shore to Shore Ltd. Director Johnny Fernando, Adam Lanka Institute Ltd. Director Hemakumara Gunasekera and Commercial Bank PLC CEO Renganathan.
Committee members include Advanced International Management Services Ltd. Chairman/CEO Tissa Jayaweera, hSenid Software International Ltd. CEO Dinesh Saparamadu, Vinu International Trading Ltd. Managing Director P.M. Abeysekera, Peoples’ Bank PLC International Banking Deputy General Manager Nipunika Wijeyaratne, HNB PLC Trade and Financial Institutions Assistant General Manager Janath Illanganthillake, MJF Group Finance Business Partner Manisha Rajanayake, Colombo Stock Exchange CEO Rajeeva Bandaranayake, Consultant Upali Ratnayake, and Russian Cultural Centre CEO Buddhapriya Ramanayake.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world’s largest business organisation representing more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries. ICC’s core mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, it promotes international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. The members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce. Founded in 1919, ICC has a permanent seat as an observer of the UN, the only private sector organisation to receive such an honour. The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) is the domestic chapter of the Paris-based international world business organisation, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). ICCSL was incorporated in 1955 and has been engaged in a wide area of support for business for member companies. ICCSL is the only licensed authority to issue ATA Carnet in Sri Lanka which forms an integral part of its operations. ICCSL also issues certificates of origin and conducts professional training.