The scintillating and glamorous annual AmCham SL Ball made a grand comeback after
a 5-year hiatus, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of AmCham Sri Lanka and 75th
anniversary of USA/Sri Lanka bilateral relations.
The AmCham Ball 2023, powered by Citi held recently at the Hilton Grand Ballroom and
was a night of elegance and camaraderie that was undoubtedly a highlight of the
Colombo Social Calendar.
The event was attended by top corporates, and members of the diplomatic community
as well as numerous social, civil and media personalities. Guest of honor HE Julie J
Chung, Ambassador of the United States in Sri Lanka spoke at the occasion and stated
“This year marks the 30th year of AmCham’s operations in Sri Lanka and with just
one look around this room you can see how successful the organization has
become … (and) as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of bilateral relations
between the United States and Sri Lanka, and the 30th anniversary of the
AmCham, we should take pride in the positive impact that we have had on Sri
Lanka, the economy, and its people”
To coincide with what the Guest of honor HE Julie J Chung shared, Mr Lakshan
Madurasinghe, The president of AmCham SL also stated that AmCham SL is not just
an association; it is a dynamic forum that fosters trade, investment, and business
relations between Sri Lanka and the United States. As one of the most influential
and prestigious international business chambers in the island, we are committed
to providing our over 400 member companies- that we celebrate an recognize this
evening, with a multi-dimensional resource network that equips you with the
information, network, market access, tools, and knowledge needed to succeed in
bilateral business endeavors.
One of the highlights of the night which went hand with hand with the words the
Ambassador her excellency Julie J Chung was the felicitation of AmCham SLs past
presidents where presidents over the span of the last 30 years were recognized and
appreciated for their impact and service both in person as well as posthumously.
The elegant sit down dinner was also followed by a silent auction to raise money for the
AmCham SL Gives Back program. The AmCham SL gives back program is the CSR
arm of AmCham SL which conducts annual community outreach activities. Last year
supported by AmCham signature events such as yuletide greetings, AmCham SL and
its members donated over LKR 6 million through various community outreach programs.
This night of refined elegance charmed guests with a mesmerizing blend of curated
culinary delights, engaging entertainment, and camaraderie of shared history.
Entertainment powerhouses Natasha Ratnayake, Voiceprint, Redeemers, Flame and
the highlight of the night, a guest spot by Bathiya and Santhush saw guests rocking the
dance floor until the wee hours.
The evening was made possible by the generous support of Title Sponsor Citi Bank and
other sponsors namely South Beach Weligama, Sysco Labs, Haycarb, Kerry Logistics
and LOLC Holdings among others.
About AMCHAM Sri Lanka:
The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham SL), is one of the most
influential and prestigious business chambers in the island, recognized as the
leading forum for the facilitation and development of trade, investment and business
relations between Sri Lanka and the United States. AmCham SL is an Association
whose stakeholders are its near 400 members, made up of top blue-chip organizations
in the island and provides its members a multi-dimensional resource network that
delivers information, tools and knowledge they need to succeed in bilateral business
relations between the two Nations through information share, LQAs, Seminars,
Workshops, B2G and B2B networking and exclusive connect & advisory services.