From left: Ruwan de Silva, Dharshaka Rupasinghe, Keerthi Gunawardane, Ambassador Dominik Furgler, Tilan Wijesooriya and Kanishka Ratnapriya
Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) President Keerthi Gunawardane and Board Members Darshaka Rupasinghe, Ruwan de Sliva and Acting Secretary General Tilan Wijesooriya met the Switzerland Ambassador Dominik Furgler and Switzerland Embassy, Colombo Political, Trade and Press Officer Kanishka Ratnapriya.
The Switzerland Ambassador in Sri Lanka has a wealth of experience working in many countries. He indicated many possibilities to improve business and business contacts with Switzerland. He further shared some of his experiences in the past. He also mentioned that some of the large Swiss companies have a very long and strong presence in Sri Lanka.
He indicated that the areas of Apparel, Agriculture and Fisheries are already in negations with the Export Development Board and for FCCISL also to be a partner to that process.
FCCISL President and the members indicated the capacity FCCISL encompasses with a large regional chamber base, national and product related chambers as members.
FCCISL appreciated the discussion points with regards to apparel, agriculture and sea food which will support to a large amount of businesses as well as work force directly and indirectly involved in these sectors. A discussion to have a good future plan to attract Switzerland travellers to Sri Lanka, which can be helpful for our immediate foreign currency crisis, was carried out.