Sri Lanka, CCPI seek common business interests

By Business Mirror – November 18, 2020

Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands President Jose Luis U. Yulo Jr. (left) and Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera.

AMBASSADOR of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Shobini Gunasekera paid a courtesy call on the president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) Jose Luis U. Yulo Jr. on November 10 in Intramuros, Manila.

Prospective discussions between Gunasekera and Yulo focused on the chamber’s history, initiatives, its engagements with the government and foreign-trade stakeholders, as well as opportunities for mutually beneficial trade initiatives with Sri Lanka.

The ambassador outlined opportunities for collaboration with Sri Lanka in the sectors of information technology/business-process management, agriculture, food processing, as well as maritime and logistics, among many others. She invited the CCPI president and his officers to explore viable opportunities for trade with counterparts in her country.

On the other hand, Yulo expressed his interest to collaborate with Sri Lanka in its noteworthy development initiatives in the Philippines. He also invited the envoy to participate in CCPI’s trade-promotion activities to spur awareness on the best products Sri Lanka can offer to the chamber’s member-companies.

In addition, the CCPI president also announced the chamber’s openness to study the possibility of engaging with their fellows in the South Asian country.