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ICC opens Trading at CSE to celebrate centenary year

Chairman of the ICC Dinesh Weerakkody, staff of ICC with CSE officials
Chairman of the ICC Dinesh Weerakkody, staff of ICC with CSE officials

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rang the Opening Bell to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today, to mark the world business organization’s 100-year anniversary. ICC represents from 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.

CSE Chairman Ray 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 such as Sri Lanka and making a difference to our business community, indicates how the ICC had evolved into a truly international organization 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 its inception in 1995, especially in terms of paving way for local companies to connect to global networks. Through ICC Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan corporates have access to a truly global organization with a widespread network and record of fostering international cooperation.”

Chairman of ICC Sri Lanka Dinesh 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 at 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 could play a special role in connecting business to the world and also 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 long-term market incentives. Centenary events are also set to take place in each region of the world.



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