On 9 September 2013, India and Sri Lanka will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Development of SMEs in Handloom, Powerloom and Textiles.
The MoU will be signed by Mrs. Zohra Chatterji, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Mr. Anura Siriwardena, Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Government of Sri Lanka.
The visit of Mrs Chatterji also coincides with the inauguration of “India International Fabric Expo-2013” (IIFE-2013).
This event is being organized by Powerloom Development Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) with the support of the Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the High Commission of India at Hotel Galadari from 8-10 September, 2013.
The inauguration ceremony on 9 September, 2013 will be graced by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and Rishad Bathiudeen, Y. K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India and other dignitaries from Indian & Sri Lanka. 53 leading companies from India in the powerloom, handloom and textiles sector are participating in the IIFE-2013. PDEXCIL is also organizing a fashion show in the evening of 9 September, 2013 at Hotel Galadari.