ICCSL to hold 51st AGM on 29th Sept

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By 2017-09-27

The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) which celebrates its 62nd anniversary this year, will hold its 51st Annual General Meeting and anniversary celebrations at Hotel Galadari,on 29 September at 7.00 p.m., a press release stated.
Ambassador of Switzerland to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn will be the Chief Guest while, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Una McCauley will be Guest of Honour. Presidential Secretary, Austin Fernando will also be a Guest of Honour, the release added.
This year, the five-time Chairman, Keerthi Gunawardane will step down and Dinesh Weerakkody is expected to take over as the new Chairman.

Weerakkody, an alumnus of the University of Leicester UK, is an Advisor to the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry and also Chairman of the National Human Resource Development Council of Sri Lanka. Previously, he held positions in the Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, DFCC Bank and GlaxoSmithKline Sri Lanka.

ICCSL is the domestic chapter of the Paris-based international world business organization, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It is also the local chapter of the ICC which holds the sole authority to issue ATA Carnet.

The international organization has, over the years, expanded in 130 countries with a membership drive of over 6.5 million. Trade facilitation, export and import and cross border issues pertaining to goods transport are some of the areas addressed by the ICC, the release concluded.

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