Nimal Cooke heads Lanka Russia Business Council
Electricity, today a costly component with increasing
The Sri Lanka Russia Business Council (SLRBC) which functions under
the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, held its fifth annual
general meeting recently and President representing the Maharajah
Organisation Ltd, Nimal Cooke was elected President.
The Council was inaugurated in the year 2001 with the objective of
promoting trade, investment, joint ventures, services and tourism
between Sri Lanka and Russia.
The following were elected as the Office Bearers and the Committee
for the period 2007/08.
President - Nimal Cooke (The Maharajah Organisation Ltd), Vice
President - Mohammed Shabbir (Delta Shipping), Vice President W. P.
Hapuarachchi (George Steuart (Teas & Marketing).
Committee - Shehan Paranavithana (Civaro International Ltd), Pradeep
Daluwatte (Jetwing Travels), Tissa Dissanayake (Maersk Logistics Lanka),
B. Ramanayake (MosLanka Investments), Samantha Kumarasinghe (Nature's
Beauty Creations Ltd), Hiran Karunaratne (Regency Teas), Sanjaya
Batuwantudave (Walkers Tours).
Immediate Past President - Jayantha Karunaratne (Imperial Tea
Exports) would also serve on the Committee.
The Russian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Alexey Shebarshin was the chief