ComBank hosts webinar on export opportunities for Sri Lankans
Fri, Oct 22, 2021, 10:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Oct 22, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently hosted a free webinar that explored opportunities in international markets for Sri Lankan exporters and aspiring traders.
Targeting 500 local start-ups, business people, and potential market entrants interested in foreign markets, the webinar, delivered via Zoom was presented in both Sinhala and English for greater reach.
Discussions during the virtual event revolved around eligibility requirements and procedures in international markets, new developments in the international market, Sri Lankan government initiatives in place for this segment, information on export houses and Commercial Bank facilities for Sri Lankan exporters. Participant interaction was encouraged via chatbox and real-time messaging features through which questions were taken up in the course of the forum.
The session was moderated by Lawrian Somanader, Chief Manager – Export of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon. The panel consisted of Suresh Dayanath de Mel – Chairman and Chief Executive of the Export Development Board (EDB), Athulla Edirisinghe – Business Development Consultant, B. A. H. S. Preena – Assistant General Manager – Corporate Banking at Commercial Bank and Asela Wijesiriwardane the Bank’s Deputy General Manager – Treasury.
Similar webinars titled ‘Export Opportunities to Great Britain’ and ‘Digitalisation and the use of Digital Tools in Business’ have already been conducted by the Bank to benefit its SME customers and non-customers.