Welcoming the members to the AGM, Alikie Perera, Chief Executive Officer who is also the Deputy Secretary General and the Financial Controller of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce mentioned that most of the members of the association faced numerous challenges due to the current pandemic, but was actively participated in the events organised by the GS1 Lanka during the year 2020 – 2021. Several knowledge sharing sessions were organised for the benefits of the members and the CEO assured support to members as in the past.
GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors.
The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world. As the sole authorized body to operate the GS1 supply chain standard systems in the country, GS1 Lanka strives in achieving excellence by rendering the best possible services to its dedicated base of customers to ensure communication of the businesses industry takes place on a common platform.
Considering the challenges faced by most of the SMEs, GS1 Lanka arranged a knowledge sharing session during the AGM with Bandara Rekogama, Head of Refinance and Special Lending Products of Hatton National Bank to share details of credit and loan facilities offered by various banks to businesses affected due to COVID-19.
The newly appointed Board comprises Delano Dias, Cargills Ceylon PLC, Dr. Samitha Perera, CBL Foods International (Pvt) Limited, Manori Dissanayake and Ushendrini Amerasinghe of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Companies interested in obtaining bar codes could contact Sachini Rupasinghe, Manager – GS1 Lanka by E-mail – [email protected]