This was a result of the discussions held by the ministerial delegation led by State Minister of International Trade, Sujeewa Senasinghe and representatives from Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), Board of Investment (BOI), and Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) were in Turkey in August 2017.
On the invitation of the Ambassador of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Ankara, to introduce Sri Lanka products to Turkey and to attract Turkish investors to Sri Lanka, the ministerial delegation visited Ankara Turkish in August.Deri Desen, is a company that has been successfully operating since 1969 in the capital Istanbul. Sahar Misanghi Zadeh, General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors, Elif Sertkaya, Global Brand Development Manager of the company, and Indira Malwatte Chairperson & Chief Executive of EDB participated in the discussions.
Speaking at the event, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe stressed that this is the best time to invest in Sri Lanka. The Minister also stated that the government has given many trade facilities for investors in Sri Lanka. He further stated that investors can get duty free access to the large markets in South Asia through the FTA’s Sri Lanka has with free access.