A high powered trade delegation from the Federative Republic of Brazil, one of the BRICS nations, visited Sri Lanka from August 10-12 to participate in the CRT Trade fair organized by the Ministry of Plantation Industries which was held at BMICH Colombo.
The delegation was led by Elizabeth-Sophie Balsa, the Ambassador of Brazil, and was supported by Bruno Pereira, Counsellor, and comprised of six rubber industry leaders engaged in rubber production.
On the advice of the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, the officials of the ministry organized the three day study program with private sector support. Lakna Paranawithana, Advisor to the Minister guided the delegation during their visit.
On the first day, the delegation visited one of the best managed Sri Lankan rubber plantations including a state-of-the-art nursery and a model latex crepe factory at Sapumalkanda. They were very impressed with the visit to a large latex glove manufacturing facility at Seethawaka EPZ. Senior officials of Lalan Rubbers Limited facilitated these visits.
The entire delegation participated in the inauguration ceremony of the CRT Trade Fair on the 11th and also paid a courtesy call on the Minister Navin Dissanayaketo conduct discussions on possibilities of bilateral cooperation on trade matters.
Sources : dailynews