Colombo, August 9 (newsin.asia): The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu on Friday pointed out the potentials offered by the Indian plastics industry in terms of raw material, capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the 6th Edition of COMPLAST (Complete Plastic Exhibition), the 3rd Edition of International Rubber Expo and the 4th Edition of COMEXPO (Complete Manufacturing Expo), here on Friday.
High Commissioner Sandhu noted that the large participation of Indian companies in the recent Exhibitions is a reflection of India’s solidarity with Sri Lanka during difficult times. He spoke about the potential offered by Indian plastics industry in terms of raw material base, capacity, infrastructure and skilled manpower. The envoy pointed out the need to address the issue of plastic waste so as to ensure environmentally sustainable growth.
Around 35 exhibitors from India are participating in the Exhibition. The companies are supported by PLEXCONCIL and Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
Navin Dissanayake, Sri Lankan Minister of Plantation Industries spoke about the strong bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and India and about the initiatives undertaken by Ministry of Plantation Industries for the development of rubber industry in Sri Lanka.
Dissanayake added that there is a lot of potential for further collaboration. He called upon the industry to come up with innovative models to realize the targets set under Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Master Plan
P.L.U. Rathnamalala Director General, Industrial Development Board of Sri Lanka, Kaushal Rajapaksa, President, Plastics & Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka, B. Swaminathan, President and CEO, Smart Expos, India representatives from Plastics Export Promotion Council of India – (PLEXCONCIL) and other dignitaries were also present.
(The featured image at the top shows Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu speaking at the COMEXPO)