1. Categories of membership-

In terms of the Chamber Rules, the membership categories are -

  1. Member
  2. Patron Member
  3. Associate Member
  4. Honorary Member
  5. Overseas Member

 

  1. Eligibility to be admitted as a member, privileges and fees

 

Membership category

Eligibility

Privileges

Fees

(NBT + VAT payablae in addition)

Rule 3:

Member

Any Firm, Company, Corporation or Individual, resident in Sri Lanka and engaged or interested in the general trade of Sri Lanka and willing to aid in the carrying into effect the objects of the Chamber.

All privileges of membership.

Entrance fee-

Rs. 20,000/=

Annual subscription- Rs. 97,000/=

Rule 6:

Patron Member

At any time after admission as a member of the Chamber, a member may inform the Secretary General of the desire to be recognized as a Patron member and such member shall, upon making the Patron Member subscription, be recognized as a Patron member and shall thereupon be entitled to such special privileges as may be determined by the Committee for Patron Members in addition to the rights and privileges of a member.

All privileges of membership.; and

Special privileges determined by the Committee.

Annual subscription- Rs. 225,000/=

Rule 9:

Associate Members

Any Firm, Company, Corporation or Individual, resident in Sri Lanka and engaged or interested in the general trade of Sri Lanka and willing to aid in the carrying into effect the objects of the Chamber and whose annual turnover of that individual or entity and the number of employees in permanent employment by that individual or entity is less than such amount as is determined by the Committee.

 

Conditions – an Associate member is permitted to retain the Associate membership only for a maximum period of three years and shall be admitted as a member of the Chamber if all the requirements for membership are satisfied.

Privileges determined by the Committee

Entrance fee- Rs. 3,000/=

Annual subscription-

Rs. 25,000/=

Rule 10:

Honorary Member

 

Persons distinguished in commerce, finance, art or administration, or who shall have rendered to the Chamber services which the Chamber Committee considers to be of a special nature may be admitted as Honorary Members on the adoption of a resolution at a General Meeting of the members of the Chamber.

 

No fees are payable

Rule 11:

Overseas Members

Any Firm, Company, Corporation or Individual, resident outside Sri Lanka and engaged in exporting goods, services or technology to Sri Lanka or in making investments in Sri Lanka, and is willing to aid in the carrying into effect the objects of the Chamber.

All privileges other than the right to -

vote, requisition meetings, be appointed or elected to the Committee, hold office in the Chamber as a member of the Committee or as an office bearer of the Chamber or as a member of a sub committee of the Chamber.

 

 

 

  1. Current Members

 

  1. Trade Section

Rule 12 provides that any number of members, who may desire to associate themselves together in a Trade Section with a view to representing more effectually the interests of any particular business or trade, may address the Committee to that effect and the Committee may, if it thinks fit, authorize the formation of such a Trade Section.

Privileges – Since all members of a Trade Section are members of the Chamber, the Trade Section will have the rights of a member.

A Trade Section has the right of representation on the Committee of the Chamber.

 

 

 

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