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Friday, 30 November 2012 - 12:40
Lanka - B'desh trade up by 80% - Rishad Bathiudeen
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Sri Lanka - Bangladesh bilateral trade is on an upward trend.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said In 2011 Lanka-Bangladesh bilateral trade rose to 22 million dollars which is an 83% increase from 2007 trade levels.

Minister Bathiudeen was addressing the new High Commissioner designate of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka Mohammed Sufiur Rahman, who made a courtesy call on him at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Colombo.

According to the Department of Commerce , improvements have been recorded during the last 4-5 years in Sri Lanka - Bangladesh bilateral trade.

Sri Lanka's exports to Bangladesh have increased by around 150% during the period 2006-2011.

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