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Sri Lankan companies participate in International Trade Exhibition in South Africa

4 July 2017

Once again Sri Lankan companies participated in the annual International Trade Exhibition in South Africa. Sri Lanka Tea Board, Fresh Tea Pvt Ltd and Spa Ceylon Luxury Ayurveda from Sri Lanka participated at this year’s exhibition.

With a view to popularize ‘Ceylon Tea’ brand in the continent, the Tea Board had tea tasting opportunities for the participants and handed over tea samples. The attending VIPs were also provided the opportunity to sample varieties of ‘Ceylon Tea’, and were gifted with tea samples.

Photo: Sri Lankan High Commissioner Sunil de Silva with South African Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe

The highlight of the Sri Lanka pavilion was the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by the chief guest Hon. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Tourism of South Africa and the CEO of South African Tourism, at the invitation of High Commissioner H.E. Sunil de Silva. Mr. Sisa Ntshona and Mr. Brad Hook, Director of SAITEX were also invited to light the oil lamp.

The Exhibition provides an opportunity for businesses to network with other suppliers in South Africa and in the region. A large number of exhibitors both from Southern African Region and from other countries were present at this year’s event. The Sri Lankan Exhibitors were highly satisfied with the firm enquiries received for its products from South African importers and distributors.

Sri Lanka High Commission, Pretoria




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