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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

Palestine – SL tourism to receive boost through trade promotion

Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 14 May, (Asiantribune.com): Dr Anwar Al-Agha, Ambassador, State of Palestine expressed his hopes in improving tourism between Sri Lanka and Palestine, based on the positive response received from a tour group which visited Sri Lanka recently. He expressed this view when he paid a courtesy call at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), where he met Prema Cooray, Secretary General/CEO, Mahen Dayananda, Chairman and Harin Malwatte.

The Ambassador, who was keen on strengthening bilateral trade ties spoke on the Palestine Investment Conference, scheduled to take place from 21st to 23rd May, 2008 at Bethlehem. Organized by IMF and World Bank, over 700 participants are expected to take part from the International Business Community representing the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Dr Al-Agha said that this is the first business conference to be organized in Palestine.Mahen Dayananda, Chairman Ceylon Chamber handing over “A historical Review of 165 years of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce” to H.E the Ambassador of the State of Palestine, Dr. Anwar Al-Agha. Mahen Dayananda, Chairman Ceylon Chamber handing over “A historical Review of 165 years of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce” to H.E the Ambassador of the State of Palestine, Dr. Anwar Al-Agha.

He indicated that there is great potential for trade in garments, tea and agriculture between Sri Lanka and the State of Palestine.

Ms. Puvi Domingopillai, Consultant and Ms. Apsara Kapukotuwa, Manager-PR of the Ceylon Chamber Commerce and Mr. Farook, PRO of the Palestine Embassy were also present at this meeting.

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