ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday November 4, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 23
Financial Times  

Closer business ties between Holland and Sri Lanka

‘Holland Day- Building Bridges’ aimed at promoting trade and investment between the Netherlands and Sri Lanka was held in Colombo recently.

This inaugural event was facilitated jointly by the European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands. Naveen Dissanayake, acting Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotions in his inaugural speech highlighted the importance for Sri Lanka to have a proactive plan in the context of the potential for development latent in most emerging Asian economies. Ferdinand Lahstien, Deputy Head of Mission – Embassy of the Netherlands spoke on Dutch business fortes.

The ECCSL has successfully facilitated numerous business matchmaking projects aiming to encourage and enhance private sector development. Holland Day’s multi sector focus On the Netherlands’ side includes electronics, environmentally sound technologies and the paper and graphic industry.


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