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    The paradigm shift of business in Sri Lanka
    With a current member base of 55,000 and growing, it is the single voice
    to bring all industries under one umbrella. ... With a current member base of 55,000 and growing, it is the single voice
    to bring all industries under one umbrella. ...
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    55,000 + Members & Growing ..
    It is an association created to support, nurture and
    direct the business community of Colombo
    And eventually in the entire island to face
    ever-evolving business climate.

Welcome to Colombo Business Association

THE PARADIGM SHIFT OF BUSINESS IN SRI LANKA

Colombo Business Association is the paradigm shift of business in Sri Lanka. It is an association created to support, nurture and direct the business community of Colombo and eventually in the entire island to face ever-evolving business climate. The association will streamline the process of business support between the government and private sector in order to facilitate the growth of SME sector. Colombo Business Association drives from a vision to harness the best opportunities of the market to add value to the businesses that are in existence and new ventures. Further, with its research arm we continuously focus on the areas that need attention.

OUR VISION

To be the voice, guidance, and strength of the business community of Sri Lanka.

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OUR MISSION

Synergize the business strength in Sri Lanka and optimize for best opportunities arising locally and globally.

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BECOMING A MEMBER

Joining CBA as an affiliate Association or an Individual Business owner, will give your Business a genuine advantage, by developing strong ties with other members and avail for an array of unmatched services. Visit below for more info.

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Siyane Avurudu Kumariya Selections.

කොළඹ ව්‍යාපාරික සංගමය , නාගරික ජනාවාස .. read more 4 Jun 11:11 AM


Opening Ceremony of AsiDisi Avurudu Mela.

ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශයේ පූර්ණ අධීක්ෂණය .. read more 4 Jun 11:11 AM


Foreign Invesments

Colombo Business Association has identified many potential sites that have been abandoned due to various reasons and the Association reached out to many international associations to revamp these sites which will have a direct contribution to the economy of the country other than job opportunities and business opportunities to members.


Export Market

As a professional body, our endeavor is to be the guidance in all crucial areas of entrepreneurship; hence we join hands with various governmental institutions to develop an export market space for the members to harness the real potential of their products and services.

Sri Lanka stands at 1% of all export in compared to Thailand 22%, Malaysia 43%, Singapore 49%, Ethiopia 17% and Myanmar 8%. Investment on R&D is lowest in Sri Lanka 0.10% in compared to India 0.63%, Malaysia 1.3%, Singapore 2.2%, Korea 4.23%, Israel 4.27%, Kenya 0.78%, Nepal 0.3%.

As depicted above, the key source of income for many businesses in Sri Lanka – export, suffers substantially in compared to the peers in the region due to lack of R&D. Hence, CBA will be fundamental in enhancing the structure of the local enterprises with the support of the local authorities while exposing to international markets to sell the products and services to earn foreign income.


Young Entrepreneurship

While we focus on the present situation to provide much needed assistance to SME sector, the association looks at developing entrepreneurial “blood” in the youth that will drive the economy in Sri Lanka. In that direction, a series of projects have been planned to educate the younger generation with the importance of business ownership.


GROW YOUR BUSINESS.Our Community Can Help You!

The Colombo Business Association is a thriving and growing organization. The CBA provides a lot of exciting opportunities for small, medium and large businesses that join and become active members. We are passionate about promoting, preserving and enhancing Colombo-area commerce, as well as providing benevolent community programs.

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GET INVOLVED.Sign Up for CBA Events Here.

Getting involved is the best way to maximize the value of your Colombo Business Association membership. As a volunteer-based organization, it’s easy for anyone who’s excited about being part of the CBA to get involved. We know that what you put in is what you get out, which is why we create an environment that is friendly, professional and partnerships-driven. This environment makes it possible to experience first-hand what it feels like to grow your business with the help of a community.

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ADVERTISE WITH CBA.Increase Your Exposure Today.

If you want to reach other business owners who will be excited to hear from you, the Colombo Business Association offers numerous opportunities for highly effective advertising! To learn more about how you can put your business in front of the perfect audience, check out the current opportunities below. You can also email the CBA Digital Marketing team to discuss the best options for advertising your business.

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