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Economic Affairs Division

Description of Division:

The Economic Affairs and Trade Division is responsible for the promotion of trade and export development activities, economic diplomacy, promotion of foreign investment and tourism development in Sri Lanka. This Division is also responsible for the development of Sri Lanka's international economic relations and bi-lateral cooperation.

Areas of Work

  • Promoting Sri Lanka’s economic relations with the rest of the world including bilateral, multilateral, regional and global economic relations, in the context of economic diplomacy engagements.
  • Liaising with key Government Institutions responsible for promoting trade, investment and tourism.
  • Cooperating with international economic organizations and matters concerning treaties of commerce and other commercial and economic agreements.
  • Facilitating negotiations of bilateral and multilateral economic and trade agreements.
  • Enhancing employment opportunities for Sri Lankans abroad in all categories.
  • Facilitation of Scholarships and Short Term Training opportunities to Sri Lanka and by Sri Lanka.
  • Facilitation of short term visas for Foreign Experts from international institutions/agencies such as JAICA, ADB, World Bank and IMF.
  • Promoting Economic Diplomacy through Inter Agency Task Force and Knowledge Platform.
  • Under the Technical Cooperation Programme of the Ministry, this Division conducts training programmes for Foreign Diplomats including from Colombo Plan countries.

 

Head of Division:

Name

Designation

Telephone

Email

Fax

Mrs. R.S. Khan Azard

Acting Director General

2325356

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2422644

 

Staff:

Name

Designation

Telephone

Email

Mr. U. AhamedRazee

Assistant Director

2339239

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Mrs. H.H.N.P. Hewarathna

Assistant Director

2325348

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Mrs. D.W.S.S. Silva

Assistant Director

2424809

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Mr. W.A.P.B.Wickramasinghe

Head of Branch

2424729

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