FTZMA AGM successfully held
The 31st Annual General Meeting of FTZMA was successfully held on
March 29 at Taj Airport Garden Hotel. Chairman Dhammika Fernando,
Tropical Findings (Pvt) Ltd General Manager was re elected as Chairman
for the year 2011/2012.
During his tenure as Chairman the previous year, FTZMA did well to
achieve many feats benefiting investors as well as the employees of the
member enterprises. Some far reaching benefits effecting the imports and
exports documentation procedure of the whole country was simplified for
BOI investors due to FTZMA initiatives. Many labour issues were
negotiated successfully with the relevant agencies and image building
initiatives, CSR initiatives are to mention a few. F Abdeen of ATG Lanka
was elected Vice Chairman, Naren Wanigasooriya of Smart Shirts as the
Secretary and P Mannakkara as the Treasurer.
Free Trade Zone Manufacturers' Association was started in 1979 with
the inception of the first export processing zone in Katunayake 31 years
ago. Since long this had been the premium organization represented the
FDIs in Sri Lanka.
The aims and objects of the FTZMA are to foster and safeguard the
interests of all the enterprises (in and serviced by BOI) singly and
collectively the Free Trade Zone as defined and demarcated by the Board
of Investment of Sri Lanka, from time to time.