Bandula meets ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton

Minister of Trade Dr. Bandula Gunawardana


Minister of Trade Dr. Bandula Gunawardana virtually met with Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton. 

Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring sustainable development in Sri Lanka through the promotion of trade and improved export competitiveness.

The Minister appreciated the achievements of the European Union-funded EU-Sri Lanka trade-related assistance project implemented under the lead of ITC, including the National Export Strategy, building capacity for developing effective trade policy, trade facilitation, and stronger market linkages.

The Executive Director of ITC also highlighted the partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka and expressed the desire to continue providing technical support to Sri Lankan men and women entrepreneurs.

Dr. Gunawardana and Coke-Hamilton agreed to jointly work on new trade-related technical assistance initiatives for the benefit of Sri Lankan small and medium-sized enterprises.