Sri Lanka business chamber launches e-commerce portal

Directory launched in the presence of Jagath Perera, CA Sri Lanka President, Manil Jayesinghe, CA Sri Lanka Vice President, Harsha Basnayake, Ernst & Young Asia Pacific Transaction Advisory Managing Partner, Aruni Rajakarier, Chairperson of the CA Sri Lanka Women Empowerment Committee, Anoji De Silva, Alternate Chair of the Women Empowerment Committee and Dulani Fernando, CA Sri Lanka CEO

May 29, 2008 (LBO) – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it had activated an electronic commerce web portal this week that would help Sri Lankan business to trade internationally.

Website visitors have free search facilities to find reliable companies that meet procurement needs and service requirements, and are able to browse through detailed company and product information by country, sector or specific products.

“It also functions as an e-mail tool for direct contact with companies of interest and forms a platform for a trustworthy trading environment with Certified Trade Point Members,” the chamber said. Trade Point Colombo, hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, is the Local Gateway to the global Trade Point Network, it said.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was granted operational status as a fully operational trade point administrative centre and was given rights to operate as a member of the World Trade Point Federation (WTPF) in December 2007, it said in a statement.

The World Trade Point Federation is an international non-governmental organization initiated by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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