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SLASSCOM and Sri Lanka France Business Council partner to enhance bilateral cooperation

SLASSCOM and the Sri Lanka France Business Council (SLFBC) have signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a central emphasis on advancing trade, facilitating market access and encouraging investments in knowledge and innovation solutions between the two nations.

The MoU encompass initiatives such as fostering joint ventures, facilitating academic exchanges, and bolstering cooperation within the startup ecosystem.

The event saw the presence of distinguished representatives from both organisations, each of whom brought valuable insights and perspectives to the table.

SLASSCOM Chairman Jehan Perinpanayagam underscored the pivotal role of international partnerships in propelling innovation and fostering economic growth. “In today’s interconnected world, fostering meaningful collaborations between nations is essential for driving innovation and economic prosperity. Through this MoU, we aim to cultivate a strong partnership that will enable us to unlock new avenues for trade, market access, and investment in the areas on technology and innovation that will ultimately benefit both Sri Lanka and France,” he remarked.

Sri Lanka France Business Council President Ashiq Lafir highlighted the vast potential for synergies between French and Sri Lankan businesses, particularly in the areas of technology and innovation. “Our partnership with SLASSCOM holds immense promise for fostering synergies between French and Sri Lankan businesses, particularly in the areas of technology and innovation. By working together, we can harness our collective expertise and resources to drive mutual growth and prosperity by creating new opportunities for businesses that will in turn contribute to the economic growth in both countries,” he added.

French Embassy’s Deputy Economic Counsellor Hema Ramachandran, delivered invaluable perspectives on the economic landscape, offering an outline of the prospects and potential for bilateral collaboration between Sri Lanka and France. In parallel, SLASSCOM Senior Program Manager Lakshmi Jaliyagodage stated that this MoU has the potential to significantly impact the positioning of Sri Lanka as a leading hub for technological advancement. This initiative therefore, not only underscores SLASSCOM’s commitment to driving economic growth but also underscores its vision to position Sri Lanka as a prominent player in the global technology landscape. Also in attendance at the event was SLASSCOM Manager of Events Niroshini Sivagananathan.