National Chamber Signs MOU with Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India

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National  Chamber    Signs  MOU with  Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India 

A  MOU was signed between National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and  The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) at a meeting held at the Chamber with Ms  Deepti Pant, Joint Director of  ASSOCHAM. 

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India  is one of the apex trade associations of India which represents  the interests of trade and commerce in India,and acts as an intermediary  between industry, government and other relevant stakeholders on policy issues and initiatives. The (ASSOCHAM) facilitates   all businesses around the globe,  wanting to do business with India and has  more than 400 Industry Chambers, Trade Associations and serving Corporate Members from all over.

 

 

Ms Deepti  Pant, Joint Director of ASSOCHAM and Mr Thilak Godamanna, President of the National Chamber of Commerce  signing the

MOU at the chamber Boardroom.

Ms Deepti  Pant of ASSOCHAM being presented with a souvenir by Mr Thilak Godamanna  President of the National  Chamber.

Mr Sujeeve Samaraweera, Senior Deputy President looking on( centre.)

 

 

A session with the High Commissioner of Nigeria

24 August 2015

  

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A session with the High Commissioner of Nigeria

The High Commissioner of Nigeria, H.E. S U Ahmed will be the special Guest  speaker at  a  session on “Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka &  Nigeria”  on Thursday 27 August 2015 from 3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m  at the National Chamber No 450 D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo-10. He will be accompanied by the Head of Chancery and other officials from the High Commission.

At the session the participants will get an opportunity to interact with the High Commissioner and officials of the High Commission of Nigeria, and discuss with regard to potential business and establishing business links with Nigeria. Economic co-operation between Nigeria and South Asian countries have intensified coupled with the activities of traders who visit these countries to purchase  items of trade such as textiles, pharmaceutical, plastics, etc. Nigerians are known to be very enterprising and well known for their trading abilities.

The Federal Republic of Nigeria  has a population of of 177.5 million people (UN est. 2014) making it the  most populous country in Africa. Capital city is Abuja located in the center of the nation, while Lagos is the primary port, economic hub and the largest city. Spoken languages are English and many local languages, there are more than 250 ethnic groups in the country.

Nigeria is also home to a large population of Indians, Pakistanis and Sri Lankans, many from generations who have been there since Nigeria’s Independence. Many have even naturalized and own big business especially in the service sector, such as finance and housing. For reservation for the session, kindly contact chamber TP 4741788  Mrs Fouad or email 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

21 August  2015

 

 

Team Excellence Competition of 2nd National Business Excellence Summit – 2015

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Team Excellence Competition  of 2nd National Business Excellence Summit – 2015

Award Ceremony  on 5 June 2015 at BMICH, Colombo

 

Team Excellence Competition Award Ceremony of the 2nd National Business Excellence Summit 2015 organised by the National Chamber of Commerce was held recently at the BMICH. Many leading organizations and Schools took part in the various competitions.

 

 

 Best Quality & Productivity Slogan

 

1   Bronze award winner -  H D Ranasinghe of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

2   Silver award winner - Sanjeewa Jayawickrama of Associated of CEAT Pvt Ltd

3   Gold award winner - A G R Dammika of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

 

Best Quality & Productivity Poster

           

1 Bronze award winner -  G A U D Perera of Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd   

2 Silver award winner - Rashmi Yasodha Chandrasena, Asiri Hospitals Ltd  

3 Gold award winner - Sanjika Vitharana of Sri Lanka Telecom

 

Best Quality & Productivity Kaizen Project

 

1 Bronze award winner - M A S Dinesh Kumara of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

2 Silver award winner - N Abesinghe of Associated CEAT Pvt Ltd

3 Gold award winner - R H Chamila Niroshan Perera of Maliban Biscuits Manufactories Pvt Ltd.

 

Best School Quality & Productivity Slogan

 

1 Bronze award winner - Ameena Sufi Ismail of Methodist College

2 Silver award winner - Hasna Hasan of Methodist College

3 Gold award winner - Natasha Peter of Methodist College

 

Best School Quality & Productivity Poster

 

1 Bronze award winner - Vithishayini Selvaraj of Methodist College

2 Silver award winner - Hirza Careem of Methodist College  

3 Gold award winner - Medusha Manohar of Methodist College  

 

Best School Quality & Productivity Kaizen Project

 

Gold award winner - Natasha Peter of Methodist College

 

Best Continuous Improvement Team

 

Three  bronze award winners -

  • SATA”of Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd
  • Operational Excellence” of Dialog Axiata
  • “Su-Saya” of Associated CEAT(Pvt) Ltd

Silver award winner -  “Golden Swan of Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd.Gold award winner - “Mountain Lions” of Maliban Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd

 

Best Quality Circle

Two bronze award winners

  • “RANTHARU” of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
  • “Victory” of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Silver award winner - “DUREKSHA” of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Gold award winner - “Awanetha” of Lanka Special Steels Ltd

 

Best School Quality Circle

 

Bronze award winner - “ISHIKAWA” of Methodist College

Silver award winner -  “PARETO” of Methodist College

Gold award winner is Quality Circle “DEMING” of Methodist College

 

Best Company Debating Team

 

Company Debating Teams are: -

           

Proposing Team    - Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Opposing Team     - Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd

 

Runner-up - Associated CEAT (Pvt) Ltd

The best Company Debating Team and winner - Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Best Speaker - Mr. Niranga Wijesooriya (Captain) of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

 

Best School Debating Team

 

School Debating Teams are: -

           

Proposing Team    - Methodist College

Opposing Team     - Ladies College

 

Runner-up - Methodist College

The best School Debating Team and winner - Ladies College

 

Best Speaker - Shalani Corea of Ladies College

 

Best School Quiz Team

School Quiz Teams are: -

 

Methodist College

St. Anthony’s Boys College

 

Runner-up - St. Anthony’s Boys College

The best School Quiz Team and winner - Methodist College  

 

 

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Workshop on “Productivity Improvement Techniques” (Sinhala Medium) by the National Chamber

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Workshop on “Productivity Improvement Techniques” (Sinhala Medium) by the National Chamber

A one day Workshop in Sinhala on “Productivity Improvement Techniques for Manufacturing and Engineering Industries”

(Sinhala Medium) will be held on Friday, 21 August 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium

The facilitator will be Mr Sunil G Wijesinha, a well-recognised Corporate Trainer on Productivity.  Mr Wijesinha started his

career in Industrial Engineering and  has followed many programs in Japan in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Japanese

productivity techniques. He is the pioneer in introducing Quality Circles and 5S into Sri Lanka. He has lectured and conducted

seminars in many Asian countries and has been a resource person for the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO). He has also

been awarded the APO Regional Award for his contribution in promoting productivity in the Asia Pacific Region by the APO,

and he has also been awarded the National Productivity Award by APO for promoting productivity in Sri Lanka.

The program will touch on the following:

  • Productivity concepts and misconceptions and Competitiveness
  • Calculating productivity
  • Explanation of Single factor, Multi factor and Total factor Productivity
  • Types of Single Factor Productivity; Labour, Material, Energy, and Capital Productivity
  • Basic strategies for improving productivity and the better management approach
  • Numerator based and denominator based productivity
  • Evaluating through cross sectional and trend analysis
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Techniques of improving labour productivity
  • Measuring non value adding time through Activity Sampling
  • Basics of Ergonomics
  • Creating a composite productivity measure for service areas
  • Prioritising the productivity effort

There is much scope for enterprise level productivity improvement in an average Sri Lankan enterprise.

Simple productivity techniques can greatly enhance productivity. Japanese enterprises improved productivity by teaching the simple techniques to their entire workforce, thereby enabling managers, supervisors, and the floor level workers to make simple improvements in productivity.

In a fiercely competitive global marketplace, being able to reduce production costs, particularly labour costs, has become imperative. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to analyse and determine the focus areas for productivity improvement, measure productivity, and use industrial engineering techniques to improve methods.

 

A certificate of participation will be offered  for the participants at the end of the program.

 

For more details kindly contact Chamber TP  011- 4741788   email 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. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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National Chamber Mini Workshop on “ Commercialization of Innovations in Agriculture”

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National Chamber Mini Workshop on “ Commercialization of Innovations in Agriculture” 

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in association with The Agribusiness Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya is conducting a Mini Workshop on “Commercialization of Innovations in Agriculture” on Tuesday 23 June 2015 from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m at the Chamber Auditorium.The objective of this workshop is to commercialize and highlight the innovations and new concepts introduced to agriculture .To create awareness of the innovations and advanced technology made to agriculture and commercialise this sector.

3 highly qualified professors from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya will make presentations - Dr L H P Gunaratne, (Ph.D (Hawaii,U.S.A) Director/ /Professor, Agribusiness, Centre, Dr. D.A.N. Dharmasena (Ph.D(Cranfield,U.K) Head/Professor, Dept of Agricultural Engineering and Dr W A P Weerakkody, (Ph.D.(Sri Lanka) Professor, Dept of Crop Science. 

The subjects discussed will be :

  • · Quality improvement of made tea.,
  • · Low cost new fertilizer mixture for protected agriculture which minimizes the potential crop damages due to natural environmental conditions
  • · Eco-friendly bio fertilizer which cuts down the cost of chemical fertilizers.

and capable of reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides

  • · Constructed wetland to treat waste water for the industries.
  • · Low cost semen extender used in artificial insemination of swine. 

The workshop will be beneficial for the Agriculture/ Food & Beverage , Plantation sector, Industries, Agri exporters , livestock sector etc .For reservation kindly contact Chamber TP 4741788 Thushari or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.