ICC opens trad­ing at CSE to cel­e­brate cen­te­nary year

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The In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber of Com­merce (ICC) rang the Open­ing Bell to com­mence trad­ing at the Colombo Stock Ex­change (CSE) on June 6, 2019, to mark the world busi­ness or­gan­i­sa­tion’s 100-year an­niver­sary.

ICC rep­re­sents over 45 mil­lion com­pa­nies in over 100 coun­tries, with a mis­sion to make busi­ness work for ev­ery­one, ev­ery day and ev­ery­where.

The Bell Ringing event was hosted for ICC Sri Lanka and was part of a se­ries of ini­tia­tives con­ducted around the globe in cel­e­bra­tion of the ICC cen­te­nary year.

Chair­man Di­nesh Weer­akkody, Sec­re­tary Shanil Fer­nando, Trea­surer Sheanath De Soysa and Past Chairs Ma­hen­dra Amara­suriya, Tissa Jayaweera, Keerthi Gu­nawar­dane, along with the staff and se­nior man­age­ment from ICC Sri Lanka were present at the event.

The CSE was rep­re­sented by Chair­man Ray Abey­war­dena, Direc­tors An­ton God­frey, Dil­shan Weerasek­era, CEO Ra­jeeva Ban­daranaike and the se­nior man­age­ment of the ex­change. The event was also at­tended by in­vi­tees from the Sri Lankan busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Abey­war­dena, speak­ing at the event con­grat­u­lated ICC for com­plet­ing 100 suc­cess­ful years of fur­ther­ing the in­ter­ests of busi­nesses around the world and fa­cil­i­tat­ing global trade.

“The ICC mak­ing its pres­ence felt in coun­tries like Sri Lanka and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to our busi­ness com­mu­nity, in­di­cates how ICC has evolved into a truly in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion dur­ing the past 100 years,” he added.

Abey­war­dene also said, “We par­tic­u­larly con­grat­u­late ICC Sri Lanka for the work that has been car­ried out here on home soil since in­cep­tion in 1995, es­pe­cially in terms of paving the way for lo­cal com­pa­nies to con­nect to global net­works. Through ICC Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan cor­po­rates have ac­cess to a truly global or­gan­i­sa­tion with a wide­spread net­work and record of fos­ter­ing in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion.”

Weer­akkody said, “We are hon­oured to cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary year of the ICC here in Sri Lanka with a Bell Ringing cer­e­mony at the Colombo Stock Ex­change. ICC Sri Lanka is com­mit­ted to con­tinue to ad­vo­cate for Sri Lankan busi­nesses and trade in the in­ter­na­tional stage. ICC Sri Lanka works through sev­eral com­mit­tees to de­bate, dis­cuss and sug­gest so­lu­tions on sub­jects re­lated to the man­date of the cham­ber. ICC can play a spe­cial role in con­nect­ing busi­ness to the world and be a driv­ing force for all Sri Lankan busi­nesses.”

Global ini­tia­tives to mark the mile­stone of ICC com­plet­ing 100 years was ini­ti­ated in Paris last week, where a cel­e­bra­tory ICC Cen­te­nary Sum­mit took place gath­er­ing cor­po­rate, po­lit­i­cal and civil so­ci­ety lead­ers to dis­cuss pri­vate sec­tor con­tri­bu­tions to ad­dress global chal­lenges, in­clud­ing world trade re­form, cli­mate change, ris­ing in­equal­ity, dig­i­tal in­clu­sion and longterm mar­ket in­cen­tives. Cen­te­nary events are also set to take place in each re­gion of the world.

Of­fi­cials at­tend­ing the event

ICC Chair­man Di­nesh Weer­akkody

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