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Lanka
Fruit & Vegetable Producers, Processors and Exporters Association

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38th Annual General Meeting
29th November 2019

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Lanka Fruit & Vegetable Producers, Processors and Exporters Association (Limited by Guarantee) was held on 29th November, 2019 in the IVY Room of The Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo 02 at 5.15 p.m. Her Excellency Tanja Gonggrijp, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Sri Lanka was the chief guest at the AGM.

Member Companies Present

  • Amalgamated International (Pvt) Ltd
  • CBL Natural Foods (Pvt) Ltd
  • C R Exports (Pvt) Ltd
  • Dilarshad Enterprise
  • Development Interplan (Ceylon) Limited
  • Eastern & Allied Agencies (Pvt) Ltd
  • Ellawala Horticulture (Pvt) Ltd
  • Expolanka (Pvt) Ltd
  • Gulf International Maritime (Pvt) Ltd
  • H J S Condiments
  • Maddatenna Estate
  • Nidro Supply (Pvt) Ltd
  • Royal Fresh Exports (Pvt) Ltd
  • Serene International (Pvt) Ltd
  • Transgrow (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Zuraish Hashim called the meeting to order.

The following matters were taken up for discussion.

Notice Convening the Annual General Meeting

Notice convening the Annual General Meeting was read by the Chairman, Mr. Zuraish Hashim.

Read & Confirm Minutes of the 37th Annual General Meeting

The minutes of the 37th Annual General Meeting (which was circulated in advance), was taken up as read and were confirmed to be in order and adopted, proposed by Mrs. Dawn S. Austin and seconded by Ms. Charindi Ranasinghe.

Chairman declared the Minutes duly confirmed.

Read & Adopt the Annual Report of the Board of Directors for the year 2019/2020.

The Annual Report of the Board of Directors (which was circulated in advance) was taken up as read and unanimously adopted, proposed from the chair by the Chairman and seconded by Ms. Charindi Ranasinghe.

Read and Adopt Audited Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet for the year ended 31st March, 2019.

The Audited Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet (which was already circulated) was presented to the House by the Hony. Treasurer.

Commenting on the Accounts presented, Mr. Zuraish Hashim commended the Hon. Treasurer and the Past Chairman for the exceptional job done on behalf of the general membership and thanked them for their commitment.

The Annual Audited accounts were unanimously adopted and was proposed from the chair by the Chairman and seconded by Ms. Charindi Ranasinghe.

Appointment of Chairman

Mr. Hashim proposed the name of Mr. Suresh Ellawala as the Chairman the ensuing year 2019/2020. In the absence of any other nominations, Mr. Suresh Ellawala was elected as the Chairman for the period 2020/2021.

Appointment of Office Bearers

New Chairman, Mr. Suresh Ellawala announced the names of the new office bearers.

1st Vice Chairman
Mr. Jagath Fernando
2nd Vice Chairman
Mr. Imdadh Marikar
Hony. General Secretary
Ms. Charindi Ranasinghe
Hony. Treasurer
Ms. Shenali Panabokke

He informed that the Directors of the Board will be appointed at the 1st board meeting scheduled for 05th December 2019.

Resolution nominating Signatories to the Association Bankers & Financial Instruments

It was unanimously agreed and resolved by the general membership that signatory powers for all Association financial instruments and banking facilities to be nominated as follows; and that the names and signatures of the following office bearers be presented to all banks and financial institutions that the Association may conduct dealings, currently or in the future and are empowered by the general membership, to jointly use their discretion with regard to any and all of the Association's financial transactions.

  • Mr. Suresh Ellawala & Ms. Shenali Panabokke
  • Or Mr. Jagath Fernando & Ms. Shenali Panabokke
  • Or Mr. Imdadh Marikar & Ms. Shenali Panabokke
  • Should the circumstances warrant, then the Board Members to decide on signatory powers at a Board Meeting of the Board.

Appointment of Auditors

The house unanimously re-appointed Messrs. RN Associates (Chartered Accountants) as auditors for the current year and this was seconded by Mr. Annes Junaid.

Chairman then obtained the approval of the general membership and declared RN Associates as the Auditors for the year 2020/2021.

Any other business for which prior notice has been given.

  • Membership discontinuation in respect of long overdue subscriptions

    A resolution was passed and adopted to discontinue the members of the Association in respect of long overdue annual subscriptions.

  • Revision of annual membership subscription

    A resolution was passed and adopted to remove Rs. 5000/= annual membership subscription category and charge only Rs. 20,000/= as the annual membership subscription of the Association.

  • Resolution nominating two industry experts to serve on the Board for one year

    A resolution was passed and adopted to nominating two industry experts by invitation to serve on the Board for one year. Invitees names to be decided at the 01st Board Meeting scheduled for 05th December 2019.

  • MOU between Lanka Fruit & Vegetable Producers, Processors & Exporters Association (LFVPPEA) and National Agri Business Council (NAC)

    A resolution was passed and adopted to sign the MOU between the Fruit & Vegetable Producers, Processors & Exporters Association (LFVPPEA) and National Agri Business Council (NAC) to share the resources such as office space and staff. The proposal has made to seek the approval from the membership. MOU to be legalized and finalized for the adaptation at the 01st Board Meeting scheduled for 05th December 2019.

    Chairman declared that the business of the Meeting had been concluded.

    Chairman advised that the Post Business Session would commence in a very shortly, at which the Chief Guest and Invitees would be present.

    Mr. Suresh Ellawala welcomed Her Excellency Tanja Gonggrijp, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Sri Lanka and distinguished invitees, past Chairpersons and members to the Post Business Session of the 38th Annual General meeting.

Vote of Thanks

Honorary Secretary, Charindi Ranasinghe delivered the Vote of Thanks.


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