Date: Thursday, 23 April 2020

Time: 10.00 am to 11.45 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in serious impact to businesses and individuals world over.  As the outbreak continues to spread, governments across the world have resorted to varying levels of public health measures, including movement restrictions, nationwide curfews, travel bans and border closures to tackle the pandemic. These measures are having a huge impact on people’s lives, families and communities whilst having significant consequences on national economies and global trade. This will be further exacerbated by the increasing disruptions to people and goods movement seen across the work with measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19.

In view of the above, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Public-Private dialogue this Thursday (23rd) to discuss issues faced by the trade whilst helping them to navigate their imports and exports through these tough times.

The dialogue will cover Import, Export, Freight Forwarding, Air Cargo operation, Logistics & Transport sectors.

Resource Panel

  • Sunil Jayarathne, Additional Director General - Revenue & Services, Sri Lanka Customs
  • Upali De Zoyza, Additional Managing Director, Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Mahinda Ramanayake, Executive Director (Investor Services), Board of Investment
  • Chamara Ranasinghe, Head of Cargo, Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Suren Abeysekera, Chairman, Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council
  • Delano Dias, Chairman, Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
  • Rajendren Gnanasambantham, Chairman, Essential Food Commodities Importers and Traders Association
    Mr. Chrisso de Mel, Chairman, Exporters Association of Sri Lanka
    Mr. Roshan Silva, Chairman, Sri Lanka Logistics & Freight Forwarders Association

The discussion will be moderated by: Mr. Dinesh De Silva, member of National Trade Facilitation Committee, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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