The Sri Lanka – Canada Business Council was inaugurated on August 14, 1991 and functions under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The SLCBC serves a membership of over fifty companies. Its primary objectives are to promote investment and bilateral trade, to exchange trade and investment information with relevant institutions in Canada, to encourage the setting up of joint ventures and to serve as a recognized representative of business sector interests in Sri Lanka in matters concerning business relationship with Canada.
- To promote tourism and trade between Sri Lanka and Canada and in particular to promote exports from Sri Lanka to Canada.
- To encourage the establishment of joint ventures in Sri Lanka between Canada and Sri Lankan investors.
- To exchange information on trade and investment with the relevant institutions in Canada.
- To conduct joint meetings with Canadian business organisations in Sri Lanka and in Canada.