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National Chamber to hold forum with Japanese Ambassador


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The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma will be the Special Guest Speaker in ‘Meet the Ambassador’ program on ‘Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Japan’ on Tuesday 21 February from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at No. 450 D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha Colombo 10. 

He will be joined by JETRO Resident Representative Kazuhiko Obama and JICA Chief Representative, Kyoshi Amada who will speak on the activities of their respective organisations.

The current business trend, trade potential, opportunities for export, import, investment and services for Sri Lankans in Japan will be discussed at this session. The participants will get an opportunity to interact with the Ambassador and the other officials and get information on the relevant areas.

Sri Lanka’s imports from Japan: Motor vehicles, machinery, electronic goods, and audio/camera equipment, self-propelled bulldozers, iron or steel parts, and accessories of motor vehicles.

Sri Lanka’s exports to Japan: tea, fish, rubber products, apparel and textiles, and ceramics.

At present, there are about 60 enterprises with Japanese investment, operating in Sri Lanka under the BOI Law, providing more than 12,000 employment opportunities. In addition, there are a number of small-scale enterprises with Japanese investments that are engaged in restaurants, apparel, tourism and travel, and export trading.

Japanese funded projects include the Colombo Port expansion, parts of Mahaweli Development, Samanalaweva, Colombo Airport Aerobridges etc. Japanese aid has also contributed to a number of institutional building projects such as the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital, (a gift in recognition of our Government’s role at the San Francisco Peace Conference), Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Medical Research Institute, Institute of Computer Technology at the University of Colombo, and Rupavahini Corporation.

Potential items for trade are gem and jewellery, tea, apparel, cosmetics, gloves of rubber, activated rubber, vegetable fats processed food, healthy foods. Targeted sectors are manufacturing of electronic and electrical equipment, manufacturing of automobile spare parts/rubber based products, assembly plants for LED and energy savings lamps. For reservation kindly contact chamber TP 4741788 Mrs Fouad or email pa@nationalchamber.lk; nirmani@nationalchamber.lk.


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