The SLRA Shopping Festival Committee meets Ravi

The Retailers Association of Sri Lanka (SLRA) aims to exploit the resources of the retail industry organized a common platform to promote innovation and growth in retailing. With the vision of "Achieving Retail Excellence" and inclusive approach to the "Voice of Retail Industry in Sri Lanka", SLRA began operating the 2017 badge under the leadership of the Honorable Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

In an attempt to launch the project, Mr Hussain Sadique, Deputy Director General of Hameedia and President of SLRA, Asoka Peiris, CEO of the Singer and Convener Group of the Shopping Festival, and SLRA members composed by Mrs Kaushalya Perera, Director DSI, Mr Ajith Amarasekera, Managing Director of Swarnamahal Jewelers, Mr Nasser Majeed, Managing Director of Softlogic Retail, Mr Mehraj Sally, Director of Group, Mr Nauseer Ahamed, CFO Factory Outlet, Mr Tony Bastiansz , Director of exclusive marketing Lines, Mr. Leonard Perera, founder and head of the company Convener met. The Honorable Minister of Finance on January 25, 2017 at the Ministry of Finance for debate that sparked the creation of this event. Mr. Suresh Perera, Director -. Financière and KPMG regulations and Ms Rifka Ziyard, Senior Manager KPMG was also present.

The SLRA intends to conduct the "Shopping Festival Sri Lanka" every year with the support of the government. A National Steering Committee involving the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Plantations, Export Development Board , The Sri Lanka Tea Board, Sri Lankan Airlines, Hotels Association, Travel Agents Association and Sri Lanka Retailers Association and the media was proposed by the Honorable H. The HLC is a public-private partnership with the participation Maximum public and private sector, to promote and coordinate the draft agreement with the allocation proposed by the government of Rs. 50 million to read in the national budget for 2017 for this purpose as "Fair Colombo".

The fair will take place during a period spent each year targeting both foreign and local buyers, offering various options and discounts, with considerable savings. This fair will be colored by cultural and sports events, music programs and book exhibitions, etc. It will be similar to the Dubai Shopping Festival, the great sale of Singapore and the Malaysian Mega Carnival Trade, which will ensure that locals get a first hand experience of an extravagant trader!

Mr. Hussain Sadique, president of SLRA said: "Today we see an increase in tourist arrivals and there are limited in the country to attract buyers activities tourist visits are usually limited to historical sites." The President said that the main objective of the project is to attract countries in the region such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, men and other Asian and European countries as well as the Middle East To visit the Sri Lanka Shopping Festival. "We want to travel to Sri Lanka easier, faster and exciting, as well as affordability and value," he said.








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