Who We Are
Inaugurated under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on 9 October 1998, the main objective of the Sri Lanka - Italy Business Council is to promote investment, trade and joint venture between Sri Lanka and Italy.
The groundwork for the formation of the Council commenced after a proposal was made in 1997 to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, by the then-Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka, H.E. Maurizio Teucci. Since its inception, the Council has endeavored to support its membership which has grown to include companies involved in diverse sectors of trade and services as well as NGO's. The Executive Committee is represented by members of these sectors. Meetings are attended also by representatives from the Embassy of Italy in Colombo, the Delegation of the European Commission, the Export Development Board and the Department of Commerce, as invited observers. The Council maintains close ties with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Rome.
The Sri Lanka - Italy Business Council continues to collaborate with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in achieving the objective of strengthening bilateral ties and promoting investment and joint venture partnerships.