Sanjay Tiwari new President of Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council
Nov 28, 2016 – Council Members of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council (standing from left): M/s Rohan Casiechetty, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Wasaba Jayasekera, Dankotuwa Porcelain; Sanjay Tiwari, President Elect, Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC; Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy, Chief Guest; Governor, The Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Mahendra Jayasekera, Outgoing President, Lanka Walltiles; Wipul Kularathne, Samason Rajarata Tiles; and Anura Warnakulasooriya, Midaya Ceramics
Sanjay Tiwari, Managing Director and CEO of Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC, was elected as the new President of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council at its third AGM held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.
Tiwari who took over Mahendra Jayasekera, CEO, Lanka Walltiles PLC is the fourth President of the Council. Speaking at the AGM, the new president appreciated the efforts and the contribution of all the past Presidents, namely, Sunil Wijesinha, Dayasiri Warnakulasooriya and Mahendra Jayasekera. He highlighted the contribution of the Ceramic and Glass Industry to the overall economy of the country and their constant efforts in building the brand image of Sri Lanka.
The Incoming President also emphasised on the current challenges faced by the industry and the need for support from the Government of Sri Lanka.
He appreciated and thanked Geological Survey & Mines Bureau, Export Development Board, The Employers Federation and ITI of Sri Lanka for their constant support.
The following were elected to the Board of Management of the Council; President, Sanjay Tiwari (Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC); Vice President, Dr. Jagath Pieris (Royal Fernwood Porcelain Ltd.); Secretary, Navindra Abeysekera (Lanka Ceramic PLC); Assistant Secretary, Wasaba Jayasekera (Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC); Treasurer, Yoshinarari Shimaya (Noritake Lanka Porcelain); Immediate Past President, Mahendra Jayasekera (Lanka Walltiles PLC); Committee Members, Anura Warnakulasooriya (Midaya Ceramic Co Ltd.) and Wipul Kularathna, Samson Rajarata Tiles. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce functions as the Secretariat to the Council.
The Chief Guest for the event was The Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy. In his address to the gathering he gave an insight to the current economic situation of the country briefing on the past and subsequent developments, encompassing both internal and external factors that had influenced the current account deficit. He appreciated the efforts of the present Government in forwarding the economy in the right direction. The Governor also highlighted the importance of signing FTA with neighbouring countries like China, India, Singapore and Pakistan.