Sanjay Tiwari new President of the The Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council

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(PRESS RELEASE) – Mr. Sanjay Tiwari, Managing Director & CEO,of Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC was elected as the new President of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council at its 3th AGM held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

Tiwari who took over Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera, CEO, Lanka Walltiles PLC is the 4th President of the Council. Speaking at the AGM, the new presidentappreciated the efforts and the contribution of all the past Presidents,namely,Sunil Wijesinha, DayasiriWarnakulasooriya  andMahendra Jayasekera. He highlighted the contribution of the Ceramic & Glass Industry    to the overall economy of the country and their constant efforts in building thebrand image of Sri Lanka.

The Incoming President also emphasizedon the current challengesfaced by the Industry and the need forsupport from the Government of Sri Lanka.

He appreciated and thanked Geological Survey & Mines Bureau,Export Development Board,The Employers Federation and ITI of Sri Lanka for their constant support.

The following were elected to the Board of Management of the Council;-President, Mr. Sanjay Tiwari (Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC); Vice President, Dr. Jagath Pieris (Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd); Secretary, Mr. Navindra Abeysekera (Lanka Ceramic PLC); Assistant Secretary, Mr. Wasaba Jayasekera (Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC); Treasurer ,Mr. YoshinarariShimaya (Noritake Lanka Porcelain); Immediate Past President, Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera (Lanka Walltiles PLC); Committee Members, Mr. Anura Warnakulasooriya (Midaya Ceramic Co (Pvt) Ltd) and Mr. WipulKularathna, Samson RajarataTiles. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce functions as the Secretariat to the Council.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor, The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. In his address to the gathering he gave an insight to the current economic situation of the country briefing on the past and subsequent developments, encompassing both internal & external factors that had influenced the current account deficit. He appreciated the efforts of the present Government in forwarding the economy in the right direction. The Governor also highlighted the importance of signing FTA with neighboring countries like China, India, Singapore and Pakistan.

Council Members of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council – Standing L/R M/s Rohan Casiechetty, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Wasaba Jayasekera, Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC; Sanjay Tiwari, President Elect, Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC; Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Chief Guest; Governor, The Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Mahendra Jayasekera, Outgoing President, Lanka Walltiles PLC; Wipul Kularathne, Samason Rajarata Tiles; and Anura Warnakulasooriya, Midaya Ceramics (Pvt) Ltd