Introduction to the Council


The Sri Lanka - Pakistan Business Council which functions under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on August 30, 1991 with a view to promote Trade, Investment, Tourism and Services between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The Council enjoys a close working relationship with the High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Colombo.

The Sri Lanka – Pakistan Business Council works as an important link in improving and strengthening bilateral relationships and continues to develop new initiatives and areas to co-operate and exchange of trade missions between business communities of the two countries.



  • To promote trade and tourism between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
  • To encourage the establishment of joint ventures in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • To exchange information on trade and investment with the appropriate bodies in Pakistan.
  • To conduct joint meetings in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
  • To serve as a recognised representative of business sector interests in Sri Lanka in matters concerning business relationships with Pakistan.
  • To co-operate with the Government of Sri Lanka in the pursuit of the above objects.
  • To undertake all matters that are incidental or conducive to attaining the above objectives.
Committee 2012 / 2013


Mr. Rohitha Thilakaratne
Managing Director
Merchant Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Vice Presidents

Mr. Sega Nagendra
Director- Finance
CML MTD Construction Ltd.

Ms. Zahara Cader
Managing Director
Tallman Tours Ltd.

Committe Members

  • Mr. Y. Yogeswaran
    Tea Taster
    Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Mr. S. Deivanayagam
    Managing Director
    Eswaran Brothers Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Mr. Asaf Shaikh
    Country manager
    Habib Bank Ltd.

  • Mr. Azmy Mohideen
    Expolanka (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Mr. Nilam Usoof Jumat
    Assistant General Manager - Trade Services
    Hatton National Bank PLC

  • Mr. Ehab Razak
    M. A. Razak & Company Ltd.

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