National Chamber Seminar on “EPF & ETF “

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National Chamber Seminar on “EPF & ETF “

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka has organised a half day Seminar on “EPF & ETF (English Medium) to be held on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 from 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium,   450, D.R.WijewardenaMawatha, Colombo – 10.

 

The Seminar will cover Employees’ Provident Fund Act of 1958 and Employees Trust Fund Act of 1980. Payments, Returns, Benefits, related amendments and issues will be addressed; Online Submission of eReturns of EPF & ETF and effecting payments, procedures of claiming benefits and withdrawals will also be covered.

 

Resource persons are Mr. Lalith Perera, Commissioner of EPF and Mr. A J M S Jayasundara, Deputy General Manager (Collection and Employer Relations) of ETF. This would be the ideal opportunity for you to discuss your EPF and ETF matters with the Commissioner of EPF and ETF Board Senior Officer.

 

This Seminar will be beneficial for Managers, Accountants, HR Personnel and contributors of EPF & ETF.

 

For reservations kindly contact the National Chamber 011-4741788 Nishanthi/ Nirmani.

 

Entrepreneur Awards 2019 - Western Province in October

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Entrepreneur Awards 2019 - Western Province in October

 

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka has joined hands again with the National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) for the fourth year in succession to conduct the Entrepreneur Awards 2019 - Western Province for the micro, small, medium and large sectors.

 

Applications are now being issued by the National Chamber at the National Chamber Secretariat, No. 450, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10. The closing date will be 25 September 2019.

 

The grand award ceremony of the ‘Entrepreneur Awards 2019 - Western Province’ will be held on 30 October 2019 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Auditorium, amidst a large gathering of business organizations, entrepreneurs, Government representatives, etc. There will be around 25 awards to be presented to winners in the categories of Industry/Manufacturing, Agriculture/Livestock & Fisheries and Hospitality/Tourism & other services.

 

The award-winners will enjoy the following benefits: recognition through provincial and national level publicity and prestige in print and digital media; exposure and development of their businesses to a higher level and preferential assistance from NEDA, National Chamber and other associated institutions.

 

This award scheme is designed to distinguish, reward and motivate Sri Lanka’s very own entrepreneurs to reach the mantle of achievement and encourage the business community in the Western Province to improve their standards of business practices and achieve a high level of entrepreneurship.

 

The National Chamber of Commerce and NEDA have been assisting the micro, small, medium and large sectors in the regions for a long time, and this gives special focus towards the upliftment of these sectors in the provinces to develop their businesses and conduct training programs for them, including for differently-abled entrepreneurs.

 

The most prestigious awards will be for Overall Enterprise Excellence (one award) and Best Enterprise Awards (12) for each sector. Special awards (9) will be presented for the Best Environmental Friendly Enterprise, Best Exporter, Best Productive Enterprise, Best Innovative Enterprise, Best Value Added Enterprise, Best Energy Efficiency Enterprise, Best Entrepreneur Providing Most Number of Jobs for Females, Best Women Entrepreneur and Best Differently abled Entrepreneur. For applications contact the National chamber on 011 4741788 / 076 2 555 707 (Dilrukshi/Nirmani/Thanusha).

‘Meet the Minister’ at the National Chamber - Hon Harin Fernando

‘Meet the Minister’ at  the National Chamber

Hon  Harin Fernando 

Hon Harin Fernando , Minister of  Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure

will grace the National Chamber on  ‘Meet the Minister’ program for an interactive session with the business community 

on Wednesday 30 March  2016, from 3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium No 450, D R  Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10.

 

This  program was launched by the National Chamber with the intention of assisting the members and the business community to

get current information of the  business environment ,under the relevant Ministry  its future plans, present activities and other 

related issues pertaining  to their sectors. In this instance,  the present activities, developments and projects in the Telecom/ ICT sector,

facilitating trade and business sectors through ICT and other areas will be discussed.

 

This will be an opportunity for the business community  to have a close interaction with the Minister and find out more information

and also give their own views/suggestions  at the session.  For registration kindly contact chamber TP 4741788  Thushari or email

sect @nationalchamber.lk;This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

 

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The  National  Chamber  of  Commerce of  Sri  Lanka

TP 4741788

11 March 2016

 

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‘New Inland Revenue Act’

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    National  Chamber Conducts Full day Seminar on the ‘New  Inland Revenue Act’

The New Inland Revenue Act  came into operation from 1st April  2018 where some  changes have been incorporated into the new Act  and the salient points would be discussed  at a full day seminar to be held   on Thursday 7 June 2018 from 9.00 a.m to 4.30 p.m at the National Chamber Auditorium,No. 450, D R Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10.

Contents:  

 Overview of New Inland Revenue Act

 Employment Income (PAYE)

 Business Income

 Investment Income/With Holding Tax (WHT)

 Income Tax on (Capital) Gains and Losses

 Administrative Provisions     

Resource Persons will be   senior officials from the Department of Inland Revenue

There will be a Q & A session where, eminent financial experts will join the  event  as panelists.  

For further details kindly contact National This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;%This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">Chamber on  TP  011 4 741788, Nishanthi, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;%This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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16 May 2018

The National Chamber Welcomes Economic Policy outline of the Government.

The National Chamber Welcomes Economic Policy outline of the Government.

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka welcomes Economic Policy outline given by the honorable Prime Minister in a special address at the Parliament  on 5th November 2015. The National Chamber appreciates the measures taken  by the government on sustainable economic policies which would be beneficial for the country. Even with unfavorable global economic conditions the   government’s determination in strengthening the local economic growth and stability is much appreciated by the National Chamber.

Promoting Innovation and productive growth, generating of one million job opportunities in the Private Sector, enhancing income levels, development of rural economy, ensuring land ownership to rural and estate sectors, the middle class and government employees creating a wide and a strong middle class, creating the background needed to enter the global value system are much appreciated.Encouraging small and medium and large scale farmers and entrepreneurs to participate in the global economy, encouraging competitive international organizations to invest in Sri Lanka, bring about the digitization of the economy and encouraging local investments are also commendable.

Further, policy directions on empowering citizens through construction of housing schemes for the middle class in urban and semi-urban areas by offering tax concessions to investors those who come forward to fund these ventures,the focus on State-Owned Enterprises and measures to be taken to review them would be much favorable for the Sri Lankan economy.

Ensuring transparency on all state purchases, working towardsrural economic development with setting up of large-scale agricultural enterprises where farmers can be members and setting up of agro marketing authority which leads to growth of agri exports of the country is also commendable.Use of new technology to maximize fishing capabilities will add much to the economy of the country.

Tea, rubber and paddy are considered to be criticalagri productsin our economy and the National Chamber welcomes quick measures to be taken to solve problems faced by these sectors,and  developingthese sectors will have greater positive  impact on our economy.

Further, the National Chamber hails measures taken on tourism development, skills development, FDI attraction, women empowerment, low tax regime, reducing budget deficit  to 3.5%, the super gain tax removal. It is with pride that National Chamber mentions that many of the proposals are much in line with the National Chamber macro policy framework published recently. 

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka