Sri Lanka and India in link to boost textile sector

Sept 05, 2013 (LBO) – India and Sri Lanka will sign a deal to promote handloom, powerloom and textile as a delegation visits the island during a fabric exhibition to be held next week. Zohra Chatterji, secretary of the ministry of textiles will lead a business and official delegation to the island and sign a memorandum of understanding with Anura Siriwardene, Sri Lanka’s commerce secretary, India’s High Commission in Colombo said.

She is expected to meet economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa, commerce minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Treasury secretary P B Jayasundera.

She will also meet the Joint Apparel Association Forum, an industry body.

The visit coincides with an India International Fabric Expo-2013 held in Colombo from September 8 to 10 where 53 firms from the country will be exhibiting.