The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Pakistan Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama visited Karachi from 26th to 29th November and engaged the business communities and promotional activities.

During his stay the High Commissioner formally handed over the Commission of Appointment to Mr. Mehmood Mandviwalla, Barrister at Law and Senior Partner Mandviwalla & Zafar, as Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Hyderabad in Sindh Province.

A networking dinner with the participation of prominent government and business and corporate entities was organized by Honorary Consul Mandviwalla at his residence and it was followed by the High Commissioner meeting and interacting with the Sri Lankans living in Karachi.

The High Commissioner also attended a networking luncheon organized on Monday where heads from government and private sector based in Karachi attended. Commissioner of Karachi M Iqbal Memon, Director General of Customs (Transits) of Pakistan Dr. Iftikar Ahmed, representatives from Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Business Forum, the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan, the Pakistan Yarn Merchant Association, the Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan, the Pakistan Eye Bank Society and the English-Speaking Union were present.

During the visit the High Commissioner met with President of the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Business Forum Aslam Pakhali along with the office bearers and discussed the way forward for enhancing the trade between the two countries.

Further, the High Commissioner attended a meeting organized by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), the premier chamber in Pakistan. The KCCI represents the Business and Industrial Community in Karachi, contributing more than 65% revenue to the national exchequer and a city of more than 22 million dwellers. It is the largest Chamber of Pakistan and the Sub-Continent.

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Karachi Jagath Abeywarna, Minister Counsellor of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pakistan U.L. Niyas and Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Hyderabad Mehmood Mandviwalla also participated in the events.

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi organized and coordinate the programme for the High Commissioner in association with the private sector organizations in Karachi.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Karachi
29th November 2022