Johannesburg and Sri Lanka in business
In one of his last duties the as Gauteng‘s Economic Development MEC the late Mr Nkosiphedule Kolisile addressed the “Doing business with Johannesburg and Sri Lanka” in Johannesburg.
Speaking to an audience of over 100 companies he informed them of the dynamic, vibrant and progressive City of Johannesburg, urging business to increase economic activity and strengthen relations. He also invited business, specifically those leading companies from Sri Lanka which included DSI Tyres, Kelani Cables, Rathna Cinnamon Producers and Exporters, Queens Workwear, Nature’s Secret, Lalan Rubber, Basilur Tea Exporters and Sunshine Tea Exporter to participate in the Johannesburg Investment Conference taking place in the City in September 2013.
Commercial Secretary at the Sri Lankan High Commission, Mrs.Nalika Kodikara, delivered an in-depth presentation on the Sri Lankan economic landscape highlighting the opportunities in trade and tourism between Sri Lanka and South Africa. She also invited the companies to attend the Commonwealth Business Forum which will be hosted by Sri Lanka in Colombo in November 2013.
Mrs. Bandara of the Sri Lanka Tea Board presented on the world renowned Ceylon Tea showcasing the immaculate tea plantations, processes and techniques of growing and making tea.
Many tributes have poured in for MEC Kolisile who was killed in a car accident on 20 July 2013.