About the Council

The Sri Lanka – USA Business Council was inaugurated as the 22nd Business Council under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce by His Excellency Atul Keshap, Ambassador for the United States of America in Sri Lanka on 29th November 2016 at the Hilton Colombo Residences, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

This initiative was proposed by the Ministry of Trade & Commerce as a recommendation of the 11th Joint Council Meeting under the USA - Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to further expand trade relationships between Sri Lanka and U.S.A.

Upcoming Events

19th September 2017

The generalized system of preferences (GSP) provides preferential duty-free entry to numerous products imported into the United States from over 100 designated beneficiary countries and territories...

Exchange Rate - December 16

1 USD = 153.80 LKR

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is situated at the crossroads of major shipping routes connecting South Asia, Far East and the Pacific with Europe and the Americas. Sri Lanka is strategically located next to the fast growing Indian sub-continent with close proximity to Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The country has strong air connectivity with over 100 weekly flights to India alone. Sri Lanka is connected to the SEA-ME-WE III and IV (South East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe) fibre optic communication backbone with over 11 communication satellites orbiting above the south of the country.

About USA

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the far northwestern corner of North America, with a land border to the east with Canada and separated by the Bering Strait from Russia.

The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific.

Useful Contacts

  • The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
    No 50, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 2
    Tel. +94115588800
  • US Embassy in Sri Lanka
    No.210 Galle Road,Colombo 03
    Tel. :+94 (11)249-8500

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