Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka seeks to enhance trade and investment ties with Jordan
Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 02:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka seeks to enhance its bilateral ties with Jordan in trade, investments and tourism, according to the Sri Lankan ambassador in Amman, Abdul Latiff Lafeer.

During an exhibition held at the embassy in Amman on Friday, the Sri Lankan ambassador has said that the display of Sri Lankan products aims at promoting the ties between both countries, established in 1965, MENAFN reported.

"When it comes to Sri Lanka, Jordanians only know tea; we want to change that concept, which is why we brought a variety of Sri Lankan products and displayed them here, ranging from spices to food items, cinnamon, to handmade clothes, handicrafts and different types of oil," Ambassador Lafeer was quoted as saying.

He said that the exhibition would be a chance for Jordanian traders and businesspersons to get brief ideas on Sri Lankan products in local businesses.

The trade exchange between Sri Lanka and Jordan, he said, stands at nearly $45 to $50 million, he added, stressing that when business and trade ties are strengthened, more businesses would have job opportunities and business owners would employ Jordanians.

"I have advised the businesspeople here to bring bulk tea [from Sri Lanka], and pack it in their own name, or brand… If they do it here, it would provide employment opportunities for Jordanians. That idea has been taken by some of the businesspeople in Jordan."

He said that the embassy has also communicated the idea to the Jordan Chamber of Commerce and the Amman Chamber of Commerce.

He said the movement of Jordanians to Sri Lanka has been increasing, which indicates further development in the areas of economy, tourism and mutual understanding.

He expressed Sri Lanka's readiness to further business ties with Jordan as the Syrian conflict is coming to an end, Jordanian traders and business owners will start seeking export and re-export business opportunities, which he said would be a chance for Sri Lankan-Jordanian cooperation to blossom with more supply.

As Jordan prepares to reopen its borders with Syria, Sri Lankan-Jordanian cooperation is needed by Jordanian business figures for product supply, Latiff Lafeer told The Jordan Times in an interview.

"It is a chance for business figures to explore Sri Lanka… I encourage Jordanian business people, tour operators and nature lovers to visit Sri Lanka and explore what Sri Lanka offers. They would definitely come up with different ideas, different perceptions."

Sri Lankan investments in Jordan increased to around $50 million, according to the ambassador, explaining that the investments include two garment factories, which help reduce unemployment among Jordanians as per the free trade zone agreement of having 30 per cent local employees hired in a foreign business.

"The investments create more opportunities for the locals in two big factories. When it comes to business, it is not a one-way track; it is a two-way track; it's give and take. This is why we always encourage, invite and appeal to Jordanian businesspersons and operators to explore."


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Car-lorry collision kills six people in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Public Health Inspectors to launch token strike on Monday
-- [3 hours ago]
Police arrest 21 youths with drugs on pilgrimage to Sri Pada
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests four illegal immigrants attempted to enter the country from northern sea
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's oDoc wins Rs. 42 million grant from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka co-operatives enter national rice supply chain
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM stresses new Constitution will protect unitary status of the country
Finance Ministry and the Central Bank faced a serious financial crisis after October 26 - CB Governor
Central Province Governor apologizes to media for not allowing to cover event
Sri Lanka Central Bank warns of malicious phishing attempt impersonating the bank

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.