Sri Lanka chamber chief calls for ‘peace and harmony’

June 27, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber Chamber of Commerce said incumbent chairman Suresh Shah who was re-elected had called on private business to build peace and harmony. His call comes in the wake of rising nationalism in the country and recent mob attacks on minorities that left three people dead.

“I call upon the private sector to contribute at least a part of their CSR funds towards a program that we will take island wide to bring peace and harmony to society,” Shah was quoted as having said after being elected to head the institution in its 175th year.

Samantha Ranatunga had been re-elected as the Vice Chairman and Rajendra Theagerajah as the Deputy vice Chairman.