Colombo, Oct 28 (BAN/ AD): Sri Lanka recently participated at the Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) 2019 – Food and Beverage Sector International Exhibition which was held in Toronto between 22- 23 October 2019. It is one of the most popular professional food and beverage sector exhibitions in Canada.
Sri Lanka was represented at GIC 2019, by EDB together with Bio Foods (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, Food and Nature (Pvt) Ltd, Hero Nature Products (Pvt) Ltd, Kandrick Tea Beverages Lanka, Waguruwela Oil Mills (Pvt) Ltd, Samanala Natural Foods (Pvt) Ltd, Sayaladu Coco (Pvt) Ltd, and Jayalanka Suppliers.
The event was successful and saw several thousand buyers, buying agents, importers, food sector distributors, experts, wholesalers, and retailers.
High Commission in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto together with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Export Development Board (EDB), and Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka had co-ordinated Sri Lanka participation. The event took place between in Toronto from 22 to 23 October 2019.
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Canada Asoka Girihagama and Consul General Kaplia Jayaweera graced the inaugural session and interacted with the participants. Value added food products, tea, virgin coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut protein, and biscuits were displayed at the Sri Lanka pavilion.