Calling for EOI for Electronic Trading Platform and Bond Clearinghouse for Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible firms or consortia for the establishment of a state-of-the-art Electronic Platform and a Bond Clearinghouse (BCH) consisting of a Central Counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement facility for trade in Government Securities.

Press notification and invitation for Expression of Interest can be downloaded here. Further documents on regard of this Expression of Interest can be downloaded from the CBSL website.

The EOI must be delivered by 3.00 p.m. Sri Lanka time on or before 2nd May, 2017.

Hon. S. M. Marrikar, P.M., on officicial visit in Austria

On 16 March 2017, H. E. Priyanee Wijesekera, together with Mr. Namal Wijeyamuni-Zoysa, Second Sectretary of this Mission, welcomed Hon. S. M. Marrikar, M. P. for Colombo District, who visited Austria from 13 to 17 March, 2017, on official purpose, at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Vienna.

Hon. S. M. Marrikar, M.P., met with officials from the Vienna City Administration Department 48 (Waste Management), to gather information about refuse incineration for energy production. He also visited the biggest waste incinerating plant of Austria, situated at Spittelau in the 9th district of Vienna.

Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2017: Growth through Partnerships 30th May to 1st June 2017 – Colombo – Sri Lanka

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Ministry of Development strategies and International Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Department of Commerce and the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) will be organizing the “Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave 2017” from 30th May to 1st June 2017 at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Focus Sectors of the this year’s Business Conclave are Agriculture, Apparels, Education, Export Manufacturing, Export Services, Infrastructure, Knowledge Services, Tourism and Leisure, Power & Energy and others.

The Business Conclave 2017 will be centred on an overall theme of “Growth through Partnerships and feature a two days event, B2B meetings and field visits on the final day. The Brochure of the Conclave can be downloaded here.

SriLankan Airlines would offer a 15 % discount on Economy Class and a 10 % discount on Business Class airfare to all participants and accompanying persons for purchase of tickets for registered delegates travelling to SriLankan Airlines online stations. The list of SriLankan Airlines online stations is available here.

For more information about investment and business opportunities in Sri Lanka, please visit the official website of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.



Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 – Celebrating 150 Years of the Tea Industry

The Colombo Tea Traders Association which is the apex body for the Tea trade will be organizing the Colombo International Tea Convention from 9th – 11th August 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo. It will begin with the FAO Inter Governmental Group on the 7th and 8th August 2017.

The target audience for this event are tea manufacturers, exporters and suppliers from all over the world. The programme is as follows:

08th August 2017 – Welcome Cocktail
09th August 2017 – Opening Ceremony and Sessions at BMICH & Presidents Tea Party
10th August 2017 – Sessions and Gala Dinner at Cinnamon Grand Hotel
11th August 2017 – Sessions at Cinnamon Grand, Beach Party at Mount Lavinia Hotel

For further information on this major event on Tea, please visit



Minister of Parliamentary Reforms & Mass Media Chief Government Whip Hon. Gayantha Karunatilaka on working visit to Austria

From December 19 to December 24, 2016, a high ranking Sri Lankan delegation, led by Honorable Gayantha Karunatilaka and composed by Mr. Naufel Abdul Rahman, Secretary to the Leader of the House of Parliaments, Mr. C. Kuruppu, Secretary to the Chief Government Whip of Parliament, Mr. Anil Samarasekera, Sergeant-at-Arms of Parliament, Mr. Daya Aviruppola, Private Secretary to the Hon. Minister and Ms. Anoma Heiyantuduwa, Coordinating Secretary to the Secretary, Leader of the House visited Austria.

They had successful meetings with Mr. Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Governor of Salzburg, Mr. Dr. Hans Rathgeb, President of the State Court of Salzburg, the Chamber of Commerce of Salzburg, the Austrian Ombudsman Board represented by Mrs. Dr. Gertrude Brinek and the International Ombudsman Institute.

For the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Austria, Ambassador and Permanent Representative Priyanee Wijesekara and Second Secretary Namal Wijayamuni Zoysa attended to the meetings.

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