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Sri Lanka Retailer’s Association joins FAPRA

 From left: President SLRA, Sidath Kodikara; Chairman of FAPRA and Honorary , President of MRA, Tan Sri William Cheng and Vice President, SLRA, Murali Prakash at the convention.
From left: President SLRA, Sidath Kodikara; Chairman of FAPRA and Honorary , President of MRA, Tan Sri William Cheng and Vice President, SLRA, Murali Prakash at the convention.

The President and the Vice President of Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) Sidath Kodikara and Murali Prakash attended the 19th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) at Chongqing Yuelai International Convention Centre, Chongqing, China recently.

The theme of this year APRCE was ‘New Retail, New Consumption, New Dynamics – Cooperation and Sharing’. This is one of key events organized by Federation of Asia Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA).

They were also invited to attend the Heads of Delegation meeting of FAPRA where the SLRA was inducted as a full member by the Executive Council.

“FAPRA membership is expected to give SLRA a plethora of benefits in reinventing retail in Sri Lanka. Possible knowledge sharing, exchange programs for executives, opening of windows for local retailers in other markets, possibilities of joint missions and ventures and understanding trends and retail inventions are some of the possible actions that are being explored,” the two SLRA officials said.

“In our quest to build retail excellence in Sri Lanka and to make it a retail hub for shopping, SLRA considers this alliance a great way forward for the retail industry and country at large,” they said.The FAPRA is the umbrella organisation of 19 retail associations in the Asia-Pacific region.

President of SLRA, Sidath Kodikara, introduced Sri Lanka and presented the country report on Sri Lanka retail market.

 

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