About National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL)

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) was founded in 1948 soon after Sri Lanka gained independence from British colonial rule, primarily to establish a forum for the Sri Lankan business community. The foremost objective of the Chamber at that time was the Ceylonisation of trade, as the policy climate was not quite conducive to national interests. The Founder Members comprised of all leading ethnic groups, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, and Burgher. In 1955, the Chamber was formally incorporated as a Company Limited.

Having achieved its foremost objective in the mid fifties, the Chamber turned to address member issues faced by members.

During the last six decades the Chamber had emerged as the leading trade and industrial promotion body in the island. The Chamber is the focal point for member companies representing virtually the entire spectrum of industry, trade and commerce in Sri Lanka. Among them the Chamber counts some of the most vibrant and progressive business houses in the country.