Sri Lanka Association of Printers members felicitated

During his recent visit to Sri Lanka, Kamal Chopra felicitated the newly-elected team of Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) on 12 August 2019 at Colombo. Congratulating the new team, Chopra assured complete support and assistance from AIFMP for the growth and development of printing industry.

26 Aug 2019 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

(l-r) Anil Arora, president,; Selvam Kethees, treasurer, SLAP, Dammikka Sriwardhana, first vice-president, SLAP, Delan Silva, president, SLAP, and Kamal Chopra, chairman, AIFMP

The primary objective of meeting the print leaders of Sri Lanka was to understand the concerns and needs of the Sri Lankan printers to be able to provide them value at the Pamex exhibition and to seek support from the association in ensuring a large contingent to visit the upcoming edition.

Speaking on the occasion, Delan Silva, president, SLAP, said, “India has always remained supportive to Sri Lanka. Though we are a small country, due to location advantage, we can serve as mediator for supply of printed products from India to other countries. The geographical position of Sri Lanka and the logistic affluence of connectivity, along with the outstanding capacity of knowledge, talent and ability of the Sri Lankan printing workforce, we strongly believe that by shaking hand with Indian Printing industry, jointly we both can becomes ‘the hub of printing in Asia’.

Dammikka Sriwardhana, the fist vice-president of SLAP spoke about the possibility of embarking on several projects which would provide mutual benefits. He suggested that a high-level committee may be constituted with three members from both the associations to look after the possible areas of mutual understanding for the growth and development of printing industry of both the countries.

“We are looking forward to work with our colleagues at SLAP for the development of printing industry of Sri Lanka and India to a mutually beneficial end. We will soon choose a delegation that will consult with SLAP and form a MoU that will help promote the printing trade between the two countries,” said Chopra.