IIT Expo inaugurated in Colombo

The India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) -Exhibition cum Buyer Seller Meet- was inaugurated in Colombo today. The three-day event is organized by the Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) of India, with the support of Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

The Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony was Anoma Gamage, Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Development of Sri Lanka. Mr. Sharad Amalean, Chairman, Joint Apparel Association Forum: Mr. Rehan Lakhany, Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel Export Association; Ms. Suja K. Menon, Head of Economic & Commercial Wing, High Commission of India; and Mr. Sunil Satgonda Patil, Chairman, PDEXCIL were also present.

PDEXCIL has had a longstanding association with Sri Lanka since 1998. There also exists an MOU between PDEXCIL and Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA), which was signed in Gujarat in June 2017.

At the event, about 30 exhibitors from various textile clusters of India are displaying a variety of fabrics, made-ups, home textiles, cotton, and blended yarn etc.

The event concludes on 31 July 2019.

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