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Delegation to Sri Lanka, 5-8 September, 2006

Home Delegation to Sri Lanka

Leader of Delegation:
Shri Mahesh Rao
Gold Jewellery Panel Committee


1. Shri Rajesh Dhamani M/s. National Facets, Jaipur
2. Shri Satish Kumar M/s. Priyanka Gems Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
3. Shri N. Sandeep Kumar M/s. Jain Gems, Chennai
4. Ms. Farhana Vohra M/s. Farhana, Mumbai
5 Shri R. Dayanidhi, Executive, Exhibitions, Southern Region  

India and Sri Lanka enjoy a strong and friendly relationship based on cultural and traditional values for years. This relationship has evolved into significant Economic and Commercial partnership. The two neighbours have entered a new era of co-operation with trade relations being further enhanced to tap the immense potential that exists. India 's Exports of Gem & Jewellery to Sri Lanka have increased by 41%in the year 2005-06 as compared to previous year. The major contributor to this growth was Cut &Polished diamond exports that touched US$3.76 mn in the year 2005-06. India 's import from Srilanka in this sector constitutes of rough diamonds, rough colour gemstones &raw pearls. India 's import touched US$0.44 mn in the year 2005-06.

With this background where India can look at sourcing color stones directly from Sri Lanka the GJEPC proposed a six member Delegation to Sri Lanka led by Mr. Mahesh Rao,Convener – Gold Jewellery Panel Committee, Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council visited Sri Lanka from 5th September to 8th September,2006 to coincide with FACETS show at Colombo.

Mission of the Delegation

Observations & Recommendations