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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

Japanese Commerce and Industry Association in Sri Lanka 20 years old

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 30 November, (Asiantribune.com): The Japanese Commerce & Industry association in Sri Lanka (JCIA) held it’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations at the residence of His Excellency Mr. Kiyoshi Araki ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, on the eve of 5 November 2007.

It was well attended by local business leaders, senior government officials, top diplomats, local chamber representatives, foreign chambers in Sri Lanka like Korean Businessmen’s Association (KBA), Japanese related associations such as Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) and Japanese Graduates Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS), and the members of JCIA. The gala event was honored by the presence of Hon. Prof. G.L.Peiris the Minister of Export Development and International Trade.

From left; Mr. Kosei Fujikawa, Hon. (Prof.) G.L. Peiris, H E Mr. Kiyoshi ArakiFrom left; Mr. Kosei Fujikawa, Hon. (Prof.) G.L. Peiris, H E Mr. Kiyoshi Araki

Addressing the gathering, the chairman of JCIA Mr. Kosei Fujikawa expressed his profound appreciation to the government of Sri Lanka for the strong support extended to member companies of JCIA in overcoming the numerous difficulties they faced.

Mr.K.Fujikawa said that 20 years of JCIA activities in Sri Lanka has not only transferred advanced technologies but also encouraged and developed people and markets in Sri Lanka.

JCIA, though it was formally founded 20 years ago in 1987, has a proud history of 40 years in Sri Lanka with its origin as a division of then Japanese Solidarity Association. Now, JCIA consists of 3 major divisions i.e. Manufacturing Division, Construction Division and Trade Division, and has around 60 Japanese member companies who have invested in Sri Lanka aiming for higher economic and social growth for both countries.

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