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All-women business delegation from India in Sri Lanka

An all-women delegation from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) comprising 15 women entrepreneurs from Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkatta are now in Sri Lanka from May3 - 8 , under the aegis of the SAARC Women's Initiative for Peace and Prosperity (SWIPP). They will be here till Tuesday.

The objective of SWIPP is to strengthen economic and cultural cooperation between India and each of the SAARC countries, through a unique all-women platform and perspective, states the High Commission of India in Colombo.

President, Creative Living Foundation, Dr. Harbeen Arora is leading the delegation.

Dr. Arora said the purpose of the delegation is to "meet as many women entrepreneurs and leaders from Sri Lanka from diverse fields such as trade and investment, politics, media, arts, public health and well-being, science and technology, environment, academia and peace who can be part of the SWIPP initiative."

The women delegates from India are from a range of interesting backgrounds - consulting, coaching, furnishings, interior design, modular kitchens, handmade women's wear, bags manufacture, pipes and chemicals, family business, corporate world, higher education, arts management, architecture and industry chambers, the High Commission said.

During the visit, the delegation will have a meeting with, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Ashok K. Kantha. They are also meeting at the National Chambers of Commerce of Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday where they interacted with the members of the National Chambers of Commerce and Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry. (PRIU)



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