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Monday, September 24, 2012

"Sri Lanka Trade Fair and Food Festival" in Oman 2013

Sri Lanka Trade Fair and Food Festival 2013
Sri Lanka Trade Fair and Food Festival 2013

Around 40 Sri Lankan business firms and companies interest in taking part in this trade exhibition...

The first Sri Lankan Trade Exhibition and Food Festival  scheduled to be held in Muscat on October 9, 10 and 11 has been postponed to  February 2013,with the aim of propagating Lankan cuisine, cultural heritage and trade. 
Sri Lankan ambassador Asoka Girihagama said that this would be organized to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between Oman and Sri Lanka.

The ‘Sri Lanka Trade Fair and Food Festival’ would literally see a miniature face of the country along with all its gastronomic delights. “This is the first of its kind in the bilateral relations of the two nations and it’s a milestone in the long way ahead”, the ambassador Asoka Girihagama added.and collections and finest tea as well as is a home for some breath-taking landscapes.He believes that Oman was one of the promising destinations among the Gulf countries to promote Sri Lankan products.
Around 40 Sri Lankan business firms and companies have already voiced interest in taking part in this trade exhibition and food festival.

Around 30 different products belonging to many sectors will be exhibited.
These mainly include, apparel, electrical and electronics items, foot wear and leather products, tea, printing and stationery, wooden products, rubber and rubber based items, boat building, floriculture, diamonds, gems and jewellery, ornamental fish, ceramic, handloom, processed foods, toys, handicraft, tourism, herbal and spa, among other items at the exhibition, he said.
This trade exhibition will be a main gateway for Sri Lankan products to enter the Sultanate's market. "We are positive that we will be able to elicit a good response from people in Oman," Girihagama said. "The trade between Sri Lanka and Oman stood at $102 million in 2010. It will grow up to $500 million during the next two years. At present, plans are underway to draft a constitution for the Oman - Sri Lankan Business Council.

“We have identified Oman as one of the potential markets that Sri Lankan exporters and entrepreneurs could enter easily with confidence due to its low competitiveness and rich market conditions. and This could also be used as an opportunity to boost tourism from the Middle East region to Sri Lanka.In line with that, we have invited the corporate bodies, business entities and companies in Sri Lanka to take part in the forthcoming exhibition”,  Ambassador Asoka Girihagama  added.


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