Lanka’s HC visits Hela Clothing factory in Kenya | Sunday Observer

Lanka’s HC visits Hela Clothing factory in Kenya

5 September, 2021

The High Commissioner (HC) of Sri Lanka in Kenya, Velupillai Kananathan, visited  the Hela Clothing factory in Nairobi as part of the economic diplomacy program of the High Commission.

The purpose was to interact with Sri Lankan investors in Kenya who remit investment proceeds to contribute to the foreign exchange earnings of Sri Lanka The Managing Director of Hela Clothing, Dilanka Jinadasa who received the High Commissioner Kananathan at the facility, provided a tour around the production units and briefed him on the profile and performance of their investments in Kenya. Hela Clothing remits US$ 130 million to Sri Lanka per annum.

Managing Director Jinadasa said that the company works closely with global brands from design to delivery and has earned a reputation in Africa for its green initiatives, innovative business solutions and ethical and sustainable working environments. 

Sri Lanka should support outward investments which generate foreign exchange  to the country. He said with the expansion of business interests in Kenya which are in the pipeline, the repatriation of proceeds to Sri Lanka will increase.