The launching took place in the presence of British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Dr. Peter Hayes and with the President of GMN Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, its Chief Executive Darrel Kofkin and Country partner Kapila Dodamgoda. Also present were members of the Sri Lanka Advisory Council of the GMN.
Darrel Kofkin said feedback from the marketing profession confirmed that if they really were going to take their profession forward and also gain respect of other professions, then there is a need for global professional membership structure. President Nalaka Godahewa said the world was going through unprecedented change and Sri Lanka is at the start of a new chapter in its history. GMN Sri Lanka expressed its gratitude for the decision to launch this world class structure.