The inaugural exhibition of the annual 'Kilinochchi International Exhibition and Trade Fair' will be held at the Central College Ground in Kilinochchi from 26th to 28th July 2013. The exhibition will bring together institutions involved in agricultural machinery, material, technology and related services to one place within the reach of the Northern farming community. It would be a gateway for them to acquire modern technologies and enhance their productivity said. Mr Luxhman Hulugalle, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security at a media conference held at the MCNS today morning (15th July).
"People want to see the world through this precious international fair" said the Kilinochchi Government Agent Mrs R Ketheeswarn speaking at the conference. She also said that "this will be a great opportunity for local producers in Kilinochchi as its economy is growing rapidly"
Addressing the media gathering Commander Security Forces Headquarters (Kilinochchi) Major General Udaya Perera said that the exhibition is held in Kilinochchi as centrally located with easy access to entire northern region, and also Kilinochchi would be a hub and an ideal location for Northern industrial development. Further speaking he said that the resettled community is looking ahead for agriculture based economic development as majority of them are engaged in farming.
The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) with the support of Security Forces Headquarters Kilinochchi is involved in organizing this groundbreaking event. They hope this mega exhibition will facilitate and enable small and medium scale enterprises to be competitive provincially, nationally and internationally.
It is expected that a large number of ministries, government departments and private sector organizations will showcase their areas of expertise to enhance the knowledge of the populace on following sectors.
Modern technologies to enhance knowledge of their agribusiness and yield
Build up closer relation among the general public and business communities
Conduct knowledge and technical based lessons to regional entrepreneurs
Provide educational scholarships related to tourism, hospitality and constrictions
Awareness on pharmaceutical products and health services
Aquaculture techniques while showcasing model aquaculture villages
Awareness on service delivery systems and export markets
The Exhibition combined with sophisticated technologies and knowledge of the business delegations would open new horizons to the emerging business and agricultural communities in the region. Prospective entrepreneurs in the region, investors, and farmers, fishing communities, students and school leavers are also invited to visit the exhibition.
Other benefits to the Kilinochchi mass
Participation of the international manufactures and business persons from SARRC countries (especially from India) to showcase their products, services, technologies and innovations.
Participation of the exhibitors from the southern parts of Sri Lanka involved in agricultural, industrial, technological, automobile, building material, food & beverage, financial and business support services sectors to showcase their products services and technologies.
Opportunities for the manufactures and agro producers in the region to obtain business development services and build business networks to market their products.
Build second relationship between financial institution such as banks, insurance, leasing and finance companies and the business communities in the region.
The Government has achieved a lot in terms of reconstruction and development in the Northern region. The efforts are aimed at stimulating the economic growth of the region. The contribution of the private sector in this process is vital and would augment the government's reconciliation programme.
Secretary to the National Agribusiness Council Mr. Rohitha Nanayakkara, Secretary General of the FCCISL Mr. Nalin Atiyagala and a large gathering of local and international media personnel were present at the media briefing.