Eminent international business figure and lawyer Shanil Fernando has been appointed as the National Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Hemakumara Gunasekara has been appointed as the Secretary General of the ICC. They were elected to the relevant posts at the Annual General Meeting of the ICC Sri Lanka held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall recently. Following World War I, the ICC was established in Paris in 1919 by international business figures from around the globe to facilitate their international trade, on the theme of World Trade Peace.The ICC currently has 45 million members worldwide, with business and service organisations operating in over 100 countries and playing a key role in the formulation of international trade legislation, business dispute resolution and police advice.
ICC-led National Committees have been established in 92 countries and Sri Lanka became a Member about 65 years ago.