The UK trade mission to Sri Lanka under the theme "Putting British Business on the Front Foot", was held on Thursday, 27 November, 2014 at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
The event was organised by the UK Trade & Investment section of the British High Commission, Colombo.
The trade mission saw representatives of 21 British companies eager to explore and discuss further opportunities for trade and investment in Sri Lanka.The keynote address was delivered by the Deputy Minister for Investment Promotion Faiszer Musthapha.
In his message to the UK companies, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, H E John Rankin, said: “As British High Commissioner one of my key objectives is to increase bilateral trade between UK and Sri Lanka. The emerging markets of Asia present strong opportunities for British businesses, whose experience and expertise can be matched with the needs of these markets. The trading relationship between the UK and Sri Lanka is already well established. There are over 100 companies in Sri Lanka with UK affiliation across a wide range of sectors. 2013 was a record year for UK plc with business wins of over USD 3 billion and we are building on that success by organising this trade mission. I am pleased that our visiting UK delegates have expressed interest in a wide range of sectors from construction and particularly tourism related infrastructure to education, ICT, insurance, real estate, aviation and maritime.”