The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was founded in 1996. Its primary objective is to stimulate, strengthen and promote economic and business relations between Sri Lanka and the 27 member countries of the European Union. ECCSL broadly seeks to provide, inter-alia, efficient and professional information, advisory, consultative, promotional and representative linkages between Sri Lankan and European business entities.
ECCSL has today emerged as a dynamic association of European and local companies conducting business in Sri Lanka. The quality and scope of commercial interests represented in the membership reflects the consolidation of its strong presence in Sri Lanka.
ECCSL is governed by a Board of Directors that meets regularly to approve the entry of new members into the Chamber and to decide on proposals, initiatives and activities carried out by the Chamber. The current membership stands at 173 and is growing steadily.
Your contact in Sri Lanka is:



Designation : Director and ECCSL In-house Counsel & Legal Advisor

Company : Dulmini Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd., John Wilson Partners, Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public

Address : 365, Dam Street, Colombo 12

Mobile : +94 777 699165

General : +94 11 2324579

Fax : +94 11 2446954

Email :

Services provided by ECCSL:

Business Links / Opportunities : 

ECCSL fosters close links with other local and foreign chambers and business organizations. Benefits accruing from these links are first offered to ECCSL members. Information pertaining to business opportunities in Europe and Sri Lanka are provided to ECCSL members at request.

Business Delegations :

ECCSL is able to expedite all aspects of business visits to Europe and co-ordinates and assists missions of European business people to Sri Lanka. Business briefings are conducted for the visiting parties to and from Europe. The Chamber schedules appointments with companies and authorities, accompanies members/clients for the meetings, and even arranges flight and hotel bookings when requested.

Trade Fairs :

ECCSL provides information on trade fairs held in Sri Lanka and Europe. It undertakes representation of its members at major trade fairs upon request. Commercial introductions to counterparts are organized with the assistance of sector specific consultants.

Seminars/Workshops :

Seminars that focus on European issues (e.g. dealing with the Euro, EC regulations) and other commonly requested sector-specific topics that relate to the conduct of business with Europe are carried out by the Chamber on a regular basis.

Access to Market Information :

Market information is a key factor to the successful entry into any market. ECCSL provides access to the latest market information to assist members and clients in making the right business decisions. This is achieved by providing commercially relevant data on economic, legal, technical, financial and market information that is needed to assist the investment and trade planning decisions of individuals and companies in the European Union and Sri Lanka.

Addresses, Contacts & Representation :

By accessing its databases, the ECCSL provides market research and up-to-date information on both government and private sector industries/companies. ECCSL is able to provide representation for its members in all business-related matters – business negotiations, commercial and trade activities. It is also able to mediate with business partners as a representative office for its members and clients.

Promotion :

Members and clients are provided assistance to promote their products and services through advertising in our quarterly magazine (Eurolink), and events and seminars.

Government :

ECCSL facilitates introductions to government departments/agencies for European businesspersons visiting Sri Lanka.

Consultants :

ECCSL provides linkages to consultants who are able to undertake sector-specific studies to meet urgent individual business needs.

Media & Public Relations :

ECCSL liaises with the local media and submit features on European issues for regular publication in local newspapers. Press conferences are arranged for clients when needed. ECCSL is able to undertake business receptions, workshops, conferences, congresses and other events for any number of guests/participants; from written invitations to interpreters.

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