Sri Lankan Consul General NR Meemeduma has sought help from Pakistani businessmen to help develop Sri Lanka's textile industry, Asia Pulse reported. "Our country is looking forward to establishing joint ventures with the Pakistani textile industry backed by supply of machinery and raw material," he said at a meeting with Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) vice president Munir Ahmed Khan, who demanded that Pakistan sign a preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka to help promote bilateral trade between the two countries.