SILVER JUBILEE 1984 - 2009
The Chamber was founded in the year 1984 and registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act as “Indo-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry”. Later when it extended its activities to Singapore and Malaysia, it was renamed as “India-Sri Lanka-South East Asia Chamber of Commerce & Industry”. During the year 1993, with the approval of the Registrar of Companies, the Chamber has been rechristened as “India-ASEAN-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce & Industry” following the emergence of ASEAN as a powerful economic trading block and the prospects and the opportunities available for India for increasing the trade and economic relations with Member Countries of ASEAN namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, LAOS, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The main objectives of the Chamber are:
i To promote and foster trade and commerce between India on one side, member countries of ASEAN and Sri Lanka on the other.
ii To promote and foster technical and industrial collaboration in such a manner as shall be in the mutual interests of India and ASEAN member countries and Sri Lanka.
The Chamber maintains close contacts with the Indian Embassies/ High Commissions in ASEAN countries and Sri Lanka and their respective Embassies and High Commissions in India, besides having established functional links with leading Chambers of Commerce in these countries. The Chamber has also established contact with Government organisations like International Enterprise Singapore in Singapore, Malaysian Industrial Development Authority in Malaysia and Board of Investment in Sri Lanka and Thailand and receives trade statistics and other information from these bodies.
Websites of CORPORATE PATRON MEMBERS will be included in this Chamber's website, which is hyperlinked to Sri Lanka and the ASEAN markets