- Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:43
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A 15-member delegation from the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce on its recent visit to the UK had an interactive dialogue with sections of the Sri Lankan community here to build trade and commercial links and explore technology transfer.
At a reception held at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London the delegates from Hambantota whose commercial interests range from textiles and the dairy industry to machinery and tyre manufacture, discussed with the UK-based Sri Lankans interested in investment and setting up projects in Sri Lanka in order to explore possibilities of joining hands to further strengthen economic development.
Also present on the occasion were representatives of Gateway Asia which is a partner of the West London Chamber of Commerce. Interest was shown in reaching a Memorandum of Understanding between Gateway Asia and the Hambantota Chamber of Commerce in a variety of areas including tourism development, women's entrepreneurial advancement and skills development for youth.
High Commissioner Dr Chris Nonis spoke of the huge potential in the Hambantota district particularly as a result of the new port, airport and other infrastructure developments that would help substantially to expand bilateral links.
Azmi Thassim , the leader of the Hambantota delegation, Jayampathi Perera, British Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Ash Varma, Director Gateway Asia also addressed the gathering.