‘Meet the Minister’ at the National Chamber - Hon Harin Fernando

‘Meet the Minister’ at  the National Chamber

Hon  Harin Fernando 

Hon Harin Fernando , Minister of  Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure

will grace the National Chamber on  ‘Meet the Minister’ program for an interactive session with the business community 

on Wednesday 30 March  2016, from 3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium No 450, D R  Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10.

 

This  program was launched by the National Chamber with the intention of assisting the members and the business community to

get current information of the  business environment ,under the relevant Ministry  its future plans, present activities and other 

related issues pertaining  to their sectors. In this instance,  the present activities, developments and projects in the Telecom/ ICT sector,

facilitating trade and business sectors through ICT and other areas will be discussed.

 

This will be an opportunity for the business community  to have a close interaction with the Minister and find out more information

and also give their own views/suggestions  at the session.  For registration kindly contact chamber TP 4741788  Thushari or email

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The National Chamber Welcomes Economic Policy outline of the Government.

The National Chamber Welcomes Economic Policy outline of the Government.

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka welcomes Economic Policy outline given by the honorable Prime Minister in a special address at the Parliament  on 5th November 2015. The National Chamber appreciates the measures taken  by the government on sustainable economic policies which would be beneficial for the country. Even with unfavorable global economic conditions the   government’s determination in strengthening the local economic growth and stability is much appreciated by the National Chamber.

Promoting Innovation and productive growth, generating of one million job opportunities in the Private Sector, enhancing income levels, development of rural economy, ensuring land ownership to rural and estate sectors, the middle class and government employees creating a wide and a strong middle class, creating the background needed to enter the global value system are much appreciated.Encouraging small and medium and large scale farmers and entrepreneurs to participate in the global economy, encouraging competitive international organizations to invest in Sri Lanka, bring about the digitization of the economy and encouraging local investments are also commendable.

Further, policy directions on empowering citizens through construction of housing schemes for the middle class in urban and semi-urban areas by offering tax concessions to investors those who come forward to fund these ventures,the focus on State-Owned Enterprises and measures to be taken to review them would be much favorable for the Sri Lankan economy.

Ensuring transparency on all state purchases, working towardsrural economic development with setting up of large-scale agricultural enterprises where farmers can be members and setting up of agro marketing authority which leads to growth of agri exports of the country is also commendable.Use of new technology to maximize fishing capabilities will add much to the economy of the country.

Tea, rubber and paddy are considered to be criticalagri productsin our economy and the National Chamber welcomes quick measures to be taken to solve problems faced by these sectors,and  developingthese sectors will have greater positive  impact on our economy.

Further, the National Chamber hails measures taken on tourism development, skills development, FDI attraction, women empowerment, low tax regime, reducing budget deficit  to 3.5%, the super gain tax removal. It is with pride that National Chamber mentions that many of the proposals are much in line with the National Chamber macro policy framework published recently. 

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National Chamber Conducts a Workshop on “Intellectual Property Law for Business”

Press Release

National Chamber Conducts a Workshop on

“Intellectual Property Law for Business” on 29 October 2015 

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in association with  Intellectual Property Office and  M/s Julius & Creasy, Attorneys-at-Law, are  conducting  a Workshop   for the benefit of the  business community to make aware of the Intellectual Property law and connected areas to   get a better understanding.   

Intellectual property (IP) is a key driving force for growth in many companies and economies today, and it is a must ….. For any business. 

 Intellectual Property law helps businesses to prevent others from copying their products or using their innovations, obtain financing or venture capital, and increase their commercial value, access new markets, 

Resource Persons will be Mrs  G.R.  Ranwaka - Director General of Intectual Property Office , Dr J M Swaminathan - Senior Partner , Julius & Creasy, Attorneys at Law and  Ms Anomi Wanigasekera - partner, Julius & Creasy

Topics  to be covered:

  • Intellectual  Property -General Principals
  • Role of Intellectual Property in business, an overview
  • Trade Mark Law – Overview by Dr J M Swaminathan.
  • Protected industrial designs and their registration
  • Patenting of Inventions.

Panel Discussion –will be headed by Dr J M Swaminathan of Julius & Creasy

 For registration kindly contact chamber Dilrukshi TP 4741788

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National Chamber Holds a Session with the High Commissioner of South Africa

Press  Release 

National Chamber  Holds a Session with  the  High Commissioner of South Africa

 A session on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka &  South Africa ” with the High Commissioner of South Africa  H.E. G.Q.M Doidge  will be  held on  Friday 23 October  2015  from 3.00 to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium No 450 D R Wijewardene Mw,Colombo -10.  The High Commissioner of South Africa will grace the occasion as the Special Guest Speaker. At this  session the  members will get an opportunity to discuss business related  issues and  any other  information with regard to business  and other services available in South Africa. 

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, and a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world !  South Africa is often called the 'Rainbow Nation', a term  given by the former Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, which describes the country's multicultural diversity , one nation made up of different  people, with 11 different official languages.

Exports from Sri Lanka to South Africa has increased to 33.16 US $ Mn in 2014.  Tea, Retreated or used pneumatic tyres of rubber , Apparel, Natural rubber, New pneumatic tyres, of rubber,  Raw bristle fibre of coconut (coir) .Potential Export products to South Africa includesSemi precious Jewellery, Pearls, semi precious stones, Surgical gloves , footwear. 

For registration kindly contact National Chamber TP 4741788 Ms Fouad email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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National Chamber Conducts Half Day Seminar on ‘Practical Time Management’

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National Chamber Conducts Half Day Seminar on ‘Practical Time Management’ 

A  half day seminar on “Practical Time Management” will be held  on Friday, 30 October 2015 from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm at the National Chamber Auditorium  No. 450, D R Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10. 

The topics covered would  be ‘How to organize your workstation, Effective use of 5W1H method, Designing and controlling forms for productivity, Using Annotated Agendas and action oriented minutes, Planning and managing projects, Early morning routine in Home and Office, Productive telephone techniques, Productive writing and emailing, Using electronic devices effectively, Delegating and motivating, Sorting long and short terms goals and prioritizing, Handling meetings and conducting virtual meetings and using dash boards effectively. 

During this half day seminar the facilitator will speak on how to be more effective in your job, deliver superior results, be an organized and efficient employee by practicing tried and  tested  time management techniques.

This is aimed at CEOs, Senior Managers, Operational Managers, Senior Executives and Business Professionals who want greater control of their time, management style and life. 

Facilitator would be Mr Sunil G Wijesinha a well-known trainer and consultant on productivity, quality and Japanese management techniques. He has conducted public seminars on varied management topics as well as in-house seminars for clients on customized topics.  Mr Wijesinha, has held many CEO positions, blends theory and practice and will touch on techniques he has used himself, on a daily basis. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Management Accountant and holds a MBA.

For registration please contact Ms Thushari or Nirmani on 4741788 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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