Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council appoints new office-bearers | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council appoints new office-bearers

Managing Director, Alpha Tours, Priyantha Mendis was elected as the President of the Council for 2019-2020 at its AGM recently.

In his address Mendis reiterated that the main objectives of the Council was to promote trade and tourism between Sri Lanka and Korea.

“For the past 13 years, the Korean Government has offered employment opportunities to our youth in the manufacturing, construction and fisheries sectors in Korea. At present there are around 30,000 Sri Lankans living in Korea, the biggest concentration of Sri Lankan expatriate employees after Middle East. But compared to the Middle East and other countries the earning capacity and living standards are much higher in Korea,” he said.

He said since the commencement of Korean Air direct flights to Colombo the Korean Tourist arrivals jumped to around 16,000 from 4,000, few years ago. Chairman, Transmarine, John Shiran Dissanayake and Chairman/Managing Director, Spear International, Shamil Mendis were elected as Vice Presidents

Abans Ltd, Lanka Shipping & Logistics (Pvt) Ltd, MAC Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Senok Trade Combine (Pvt) Ltd, Southern Tea Producers (Pvt) Ltd and Shipping & Cargo Logistics (Pvt) Ltd were elected to serve on the Executive Committee.