28th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka – Korea Business Council


The Ambassador of the Republic to Korea His Excellency Santhush Woonjin Jeong hailed the exceptional role the Sri Lanka Korea Business Council (SLKBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has played in developing strong trade relations between Sri Lanka and Korea, when he graced the 28th Annual General Meeting of the SLKBC recently.

H E Jeong said that since its inception the SLKBC has been an important contributor to developing trade between the two countries, and he looked forward to future initiatives that would further enhance this synergy.

Newly elected President of the Council Mr. Asitha Martis, General Manager- Aitken Spence Shipping Ltd. He highlighted the objectives of the Council as being to promote trade and tourism and other services through a variety of initiatives between Sri Lanka and Korea. “The recent signing of the MoU between The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Middle Market Enterprises of Korea (FOMEK), is a laudable step forward in strengthening ties between Sri Lanka and Korea and will open the doors to numerous business opportunities between two countries’ he said, adding that the Council would continue to explore new avenues of cooperation and identify emerging opportunities for its Members.

The Committee appointed for the year 2022/23 comprises President – Asitha Martis, Aitken Spence Shipping Ltd, Vice Presidents Shamil Mendis – Spear International (Pvt) Ltd. and K. Kunendran – Abans PLC, Treasurer – Patali Karunarathne – Ceyline Shipping Ltd., Immediate Past President Priyantha Mendis, Honorary Members Mahen Kariyawasan and Prof. Lakshman Watawala, and representatives of Isuru Engineering (Pte) Ltd. MAC Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., Prudential Shipping Lines (Pvt) Ltd., Senok Trade Combine (Pvt) Ltd and Transmarine (Pvt) Ltd.

For further details regarding membership of the Council, please contact the Secretariat of the Sri Lanka – Korea Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, No. 50, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 2. E-mail: association@chamber.lk or Tel.: 011 5588898, 5588800.