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 51 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 seeks to provide 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. Arnold Perera ​

John Cockerill

Mr. Hatem Rajabdeen​

Vice President
Future Fibres Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Hans O. Svendsen

Danish Agency (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Mario Stubbs

Genesis Global Group (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Ahamed Ur Rahman

D H L Global Forwarding Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Dilipan Tyagarajah

Director Energy & Power Development (Pvt) Ltd

Mr John Wilson

Director & In-house Legal Counsel John Wilson Partners

Mr Simon Nihal Bell

JSOC Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Ms Wilja Witcombe

Informatics (Pvt) Limited

Mr Heinz A. Reuter

Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd

Mr Thomas Daetwyler

Swiss Ceylon Associates (Pvt) Ltd


Ms. Nipuni Payagala

Operations Manager ​

Ms. Tharushi Divyanjalee


Mr. Dougie Douglas

Project Manager

Mr. Shehan Perera


Ms. Anoojah Ganeshalingam


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