KARACHI: The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Pakistan Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama visited Karachi recently and engaged with the business communities and in promotional activities.
During his stay the High Commissioner formally handed over the Commission of Appointment to Barrister at Law and Senior Partner Mandviwalla & Zafar Mehmood Mandviwalla appointing him as Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Hyderabad in Sindh Province.
A networking dinner with the participation of prominent government, business and corporate entities was organized by Honorary Consul Mandviwalla at his residence and it was followed by the High Commissioner’s meeting and interaction with the Sri Lankans living in Karachi.
The High Commissioner also attended a networking luncheon on Monday, 28 November which was also attended by government and private sector representatives based in Karachi. Commissioner of Karachi M Iqbal Memon, Director General of Customs (Transits) of Pakistan Dr. Iftikar Ahmed, representatives of Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Pakistan – Sri Lanka Business Forum, Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan, Pakistan Yarn Merchant Association, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan, Pakistan Eye Bank Society and English-Speaking Union were present at the luncheon.
During the visit, the High Commissioner met with the President of the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Business Forum Aslam Pakhali and the office bearers, and discussed the way forward for enhancing the trade between the two countries.
Further, the High Commissioner attended a meeting organized by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), the premier chamber in Pakistan. The KCCI represents the Business and Industrial Community in Karachi, contributing more than 65% revenue to the national exchequer and a city of more than 22 million dwellers. It is the largest Chamber of Pakistan and the Sub-Continent.
Consul General of Sri Lanka in Karachi Jagath Abeywarna, Minister Counsellor of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan U.L. Niyas and Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Hyderabad Mehmood Mandviwalla also participated in the events.
The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi organized and coordinate the programme for the High Commissioner in association with the private sector organizations in Karachi.
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