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 3th AGM held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

Tiwari who took over Mahendra Jayasekera, CEO, Lanka Walltiles PLC is the 4th 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 & 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 emphasized 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 and Mines Bureau, Export Development Board, The Employers Federation and ITI of Sri Lanka for their constant support.

The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor, The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. 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 neighboring countries like China, India, Singapore and Pakistan.