Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was established on 25 March, 1839. Between 1834 and 1837 a few Chambers of Commerce had already been established in the region in – Bengal (1834), Bombay and Madras (1836) in India, Canton in China (1834), Penang in Malaysia (1837) and in Singapore (1837). At the time, Ceylon was under the British rule as were India, Singapore, Malaysia and a part of China. This group of Asian Chambers are known to have been among the earliest to be set up anywhere in the world.