About Us

Who We Are

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) was founded in 1996. Its primary objective is to stimulate, strengthen and promote economic & business relations between Sri Lanka and 50 countries in Europe.

ECCSL has emerged as a dynamic association of European and local companies conducting businesses in Sri Lanka. The quality and scope of commercial interests represented in the membership reflect the consolidation of its strong presence in Sri Lanka. The current membership stands at close to 200 and is growing steadily.

Our Objective

ECCSL provides a range of services including efficient and professional business information & intelligence, advisory, consultative, promotional and support services to European and Sri Lankan businesses.

President's Message

I am honored and thankful for the opportunity to serve as the President of ECCSL since 2019. I am excited to welcome you to the European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL), a dynamic and strong business community with a network of approx. 200 companies. Together with our growing network of partner Chambers, we create opportunities for business growth through our countless engagements at many levels with the Sri Lankan Government, Chamber networks, embassies, and trade promotion agencies of European countries as well as business leaders from Europe and Sri Lanka.

We build business alliances together with you and for you by matching buyers and sellers, exporters and distributors as well as entrepreneurs and investors from Europe and Sri Lanka. Our membership of the European Business Organisations World Wide Network (EBOWWN) adds its global network of 41 trusted, like-minded chambers to our chamber for collaboration, opening doors, and building connections among business partners.

The ECCSL is the voice of European businesses in Sri Lanka. We gather the views of Bilateral Chambers of Commerce and combine them with industry expert knowledge in our sectorial committees to convey the business community’s position to the Sri Lankan Government and regulators. Together with you, we continuously strive to shape the ecosystem and business environment in which our members operate and do business.

Join our business alliance in Sri Lanka and be part of this prosperous and prestige partnership.

Board of Directors

Mr. Hatem Rajabdeen​

President
Future Fibres Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. John Wilson

Vice President
John Wilson Parners

Mr Arnold Perera

Immediate Past President
John Cockerill Sri Lanka

Mr Mario Stubbs

Director
Genesis Global Group (Pvt) Ltd

Ms. Radhini de Costa

Director
Nestlé Lanka PLC

Mr Dilipan Tyagarajah

Director
Energy & Power Development (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Ahamed Ur Rahman

Director
DHL Global Forwarding Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Simon Nihal Bell

Director
JSOC Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Hans O. Svendsen

Director
Danish Agency (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Thomas Daetwyler

Director
Swiss Ceylon Associates (Pvt) Ltd

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Ms Roshanie J. Moraes

Director
Link Natural

ECCSL Team

Ms. Nipuni Payagala

Operations Manager ​

Mr. Ahamed Firnas

Accountant

Mr. Dougie Douglas

Project Manager

Ms. Shankhi Suriarachchi

Marketing and Trade Executive