The Committee of the newly formed Chamber of Commerce headed by committee members Sanje Sedera– President, Dharmin Wickremaratne, Dr. Ruchika Wickremaratne, Dr. Yoojin Lee-Sedera, Douglas Perera, Sujanie Abeyakoon, Shashini Perera, Daya Gamage, Arushan Yogalingam, Aruna Abeyakoon, Prageeth Perera, PiyalJayasankha and Arosh Perera
The Sri Lanka-America Chamber of Commerce was inaugurated and established in American on December 9 by a group of professional Sri Lankan expatriates centering the Cityof Las Vegas with the blessings of United States Congressional leaders.
The Sri Lankan expatriates selected the City of Las Vegas to make it the Chamber’s headquarters because of the global attraction it has for international conventions that bring trade and commerce activist leaders and influential economic peddlers to the city.
Sensing the importance of a twin-nation commerce, trade and investment arrangement of this nature that could bring more meaningful economic engagement between the United States and Sri Lanka, five members of U.S. Congress – both House and Senate – apart from sending their immediate staff to the event communicated through video messages commending the initiators ofthe chamber project and aired congratulatory messages.
They expressed confidence that theChamber could bring conducive atmosphere for American entrepreneurs to search avenues forinvestments and economic enhancement in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Washington Mahinda Samarasinghe delivered a congratulatory message on a video clip.
The Sri Lanka Consul-General for the Western States of the United States Dr. Lalith Chandradasa and Minister-Counselor of Commerce of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington represented the Government of Sri Lanka.
The nine-member Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka-America Chamber of Commerce is led by President Sanje Sedera who maintains close rapport and discourses with lawmakers in both the U.S. House and Senate, and being a leading entrepreneur himself, is destined to work with another accredited twelve directors who have higher academic achievements in business
management, investment, public affairs and public diplomacy, and broad knowledge of the manner in which global trade and commerce work as well as deep understanding of the manner in which the American system functions.(KKK)