Who We Are

SLAEA Chronicles

The Sri Lankan Apparel Exporters Association is the pioneer association representing the country’s apparel exporters. The association’s membership accounts for over 70% of the country’s apparel exports.


 The Association serves on many statutory and non-statutory boards, chambers and associations connected with the industry and has contributed to the formulation and implementation of government policy decisions that favour the continuance of the industry.

Affiliated Partners

SLAEA’s Affiliated Partnership of 6 organizations proudly and effectively collaborate to lead the Sri Lankan apparel sector in striving for high quality, ethical & sustainable manufacturing of apparel.

Each Affiliated Partner brings value to the overall collaboration as we aim to be the no. 1 apparel sourcing destination in Sri Lanka. Our over-arching goal is to position Sri Lanka’s apparel industry as the most preferred ethical apparel sourcing destination in the world.

As linkages are established and strengthened, these goals serve to support Members in driving towards the future.

Joint Apparel Association Forum
Joint Apparel Association Forum is the apex body which guides Sri Lanka apparel towards its ultimate goal of being the world’s number one apparel sourcing destination.
No. 107, Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and one of leading business chambers in Sri Lanka. It is a confederation of trade associations, regional- and sectoral chambers of commerce and industry, business councils and employer organizations in the country.
 50, Navam Mawatha, Colombo 02,Sri Lanka

The Employers' Federation of Ceylon
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) was established in 1929 as an organization of employers dealing with labour and social issues in Sri Lanka. It is today the principal organization of employers, promoting employer interests at national level, especially focusing on industrial relations and labour law.
 385 J3, Old Kotte Road, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.

Exporters Association of Sri Lanka
The Exporters Association of Sri Lanka (EASL), was inaugurated on August 22nd, 1997 with the merger of the Federation of Exporters Associations of Sri Lanka and the Export Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
 No: 50, Nawam Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Shippers' Council
The Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council (SLSC) is the apex body representing the importers and exporters in Sri Lanka. It has been introduced at a critical time when the industry is inundated with a myriad of local charges and excessive amounts charged as delivery order fees by many service providers.

National Labour Advisory Council
The National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) serves a pivotal function in this regard. It’s legitimacy, effectiveness, and responsiveness to emerging labour market challenges and opportunities is crucial.



Executive Committee Members 2020/21