Prabath Gunasekera Chairman Calico Color, Nishantha Bakmeege CEO/Managing Director, Screenline, Sean Umagiliya Managing Director, Dial Textiles Industries, Manjula Mahadanaarachchi CEO, Lalan Rubbers, Mark Muller Country Manager, Crystal Martin Ceylon, Tyronne Weckasinghe Managing Director, Flintec Transducers, Lalith Kahatapitiya Chairman, KIK Lanka, Beauno Fernando Managing Director, Shore to Shore, M.H.Z.M. Marzook Managing Director, Filotex Lanka, Jatinder Biala Managing Director, Isin Lanka, State Minister D.V. Chanaka, Raja Edirisuriya Chairman, Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka, Dhammika Fernando Executive General Manager, Tropical Findings and Fazal Abdeen Director, ATG Ceylon.
The General Manager and the Director of ISIN Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Jatinder Biala retained his position as Chairman of the Free Trade Zone Manufacturers Association (FTZMA) as members voted in favour of extending the term of the current office for another year at the 41st Annual General Meeting held at the Hilton Colombo.
Accordingly, EGM Tropical Findings, Dhammika Fernando was also unanimously re-elected as the secretary of the Association while Vice Chairman Hemantha Perera, Managing Director of Isabella will also continue to serve for another term.
M.H.Z.M. Marzook, Managing Director of Filotex Lanka, will remain as the Treasurer.
The Executive Committee members elected were – Former State Minister of Aviation and Development of Export Zones, D.V. Chanaka chief guest at the AGM while ILO Country Director Simrin Singh and Chairman of Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Raja Edirisuriya were the guests of honour.
FTZMA is the leading Association representing the foreign direct investors in various export processing zones in Sri Lanka. Since it commenced its operation from Katunayake Free Trade Zone over 40 years ago, the Association has been representing the foreign direct investments, expanding their presence to all Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka.
The re-elected Chairman Biala said; “FTZMA’s role in Sri Lanka’s export industry is well recognized for its pro-active and forward-looking actions during the difficult situation the country is in today. Our membership spans some of the most prominent and major industrial groups in Sri Lanka.”
“Over the last four decades, we have addressed the issues relating to the various aspects of business faced by the member enterprises by liaising with BOI and other state agencies such as Customs, Central Bank and Ports Authority. “
“FTZMA strongly believe that our country will be able recover from the current difficult economic situation faced by our members and the present Government would formulate policies and take action in the right direction to foster the socio-economic progress of Sri Lanka and will bring back confidence of all investors,” the Chairman said.