CRT(Coconut,Rubber,Tea) Trade Fair - 11th to 13th August 2017

The Government of Sri Lanka, which has embarked on an ambitious economic growth program, has decided to conduct an International Trade Fair (CRT) for the benefit of global players in Coconut, Rubber and Tea industries value chains. The CRT, which is scheduled to be held from 11th to 13th August 2017 in Colombo, will be organized by the Ministry of Plantation Industries (MPI). The venue will be the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) which is the best location for conduct of international events of this nature.

The CRT will be a world class event with facilities for global value chain players in coconut, rubber and tea industries to meet, network, interact, share and learn latest knowledge pertaining to all aspects of their respective industry operations. Participants will have access to industry information which relates to markets, technological aspects, production processes and products. The event will be designed to facilitate free flow of information among participants with unrestricted interactions aided by innovative ICT practices. Any participant, both local and foreign, will enjoy numerous benefits. It will also provide a transparent global market opportunity for all types of coconut, rubber and tea based products and allied services offered by participants.

The participants at the CRT - 2017 would include,

  • machinery and equipment suppliers,
  • technology and knowledge providers,
  • suppliers of materials including chemicals,
  • traders,
  • distributors and marketers,
  • CRT producers and value added products manufacturers.

For further information on this major event, please visit

Sri Lanka Flood Relief Assistance




As a result of the heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka over the last week several areas of the country have been badly affected by serious flooding and landslides. Over 100 lives have been lost and a large number have been displaced. The districts of Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha, Matara, Hambantota, Galle, Matale, Colombo, Kandy, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu have been badly affected.

Relief rescue and relief operations are currently being conducted by the Ministry of Disaster Management, Tri Forces and relevant government agencies to assist the victims and provide necessary relief.

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Vienna kindly seeks the support of the Sri Lankan expatriate community in the form of cash donations, to provide relief assistance to the affected persons. The monies collected by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Vienna will be sent to the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka.

Donations could be sent via the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna through the following methods:

  1. Handing over the contributions to the Sri Lanka Embassy from Monday to Friday between 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs. (An official receipt will be issued)
  2. Bank Transfer
    Account Name :           Embassy of Sri Lanka
    IBAN :                          AT63 1200 0102 1346 0100
    BIC :                            BKAUATWW
    Reference :                 Contributions to Flood Relief
    (Please send an email with payment confirmation and your contact details to with a copy to to facilitate issuance of an official receipt)

For inquiries on transferring donations please contact the following at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna on 0043 – 1 – 503 79 93

Mr Namal Wijayamuni Zoysa, Second Secretary
Ms Asanka Weerasingha, Attaché (Accounts)



Embassy of Sri Lanka in Vienna
Vienna, 30 May 2017



Calling for EOI for Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

Chairman, Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (CAPC) on behalf of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) invites eligible process licensers of reformer process units to express their interest in providing the services to carry out a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a new Continuous Catalyst Regeneration (CCR) type reformer unit for producing high octane gasoline from heavy naphtha feed stock to be installed at the “Sapugaskanda” oil Refinery of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Sri Lanka. Further, the same party is expected to carry out FEED studies for revamping of the existing Crude Distiller and Gas Oil Hydrotreater units at the Refinery to increase their capacities.

For further information see here.

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.

The Embassy and the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria


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