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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Japan hopeful of Sri Lanka’s economy

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 16 February, (Asiantribune.com): Japan hopes improved and better economic relationship between Sri Lanka and Japan and the agreement to establish a Government-Private Join Forum between Sri Lanka and Japan augurs well for Sri Lanka’s economy, said Kiyoshi Araki, Japanese Ambassador In Sri Lanka at a meeting of the Sri Lanka-Japan Business Co-operation Committee (SLJBCC).

He said that there are about 60 Japanese companies operating in Sri Lanka and they are engaged in various industries such as services, manufacturing, construction sectors etc. They have contributed immensely to the development of the entire Sri Lankan economy in terms of creation of employment opportunities, promotion of export from Sri Lanka, transfer of advanced technology and so forth.

Kiyoshi Araki, Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka inaugurates the SLJBCC websiteKiyoshi Araki, Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka inaugurates the SLJBCC website

The purpose of this meeting was held with the aim of promoting and encouraging interaction among the members and other key stakeholders and to appreciate the performances of the Japanese business community who continue despite the current security situations in Sri Lanka.

Das H T Wijeratne, President, SLJBCC said that they are confident of greater linkages in the future with the SLJBCC constantly endeavouring to promote and facilitate trade and investment between the two countries and they look forward to the 15th Joint meeting scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka as an opportunity to realize these goals.

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