Lankan fair portraying tourism opportunities begins

Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lankan tourismColombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday declared open ‘Reflection of Sri Lanka’, the mega expo that will run concurrently with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The exhibition opened at the Jana Kala Kendraya in Battaramulla will be held from November 13 to 17.

 

The exposition is aimed at portraying Sri Lanka’s capacity to easily integrate with global value chains. It will also highlight the country’s logistic capabilities, high knowledge base, and its dedication to international compliance standards encasing trade, tourism and investment opportunities.

 

Reflection of Sri Lanka has been organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and
Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with Export Development Board (EDB), Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Board of Investment (BOI).

 

The trade stalls showcase seven key sectors – tea, apparel, gems and jewellery, spices, food, rubber products and ICT/BPO.

 

According to Minister of Industry and Commerce, 660 local and international exhibitors and more than 800 potential buyers from 31 countries have confirmed their participation in the event.

 

Another 81 Foreign companies as machinery and hi-tech equipment exhibitors from key hotspot markets such as China, India and Germany will participate.

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