The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka , Kenichi Suganuma will be the Special Guest speaker in ‘Meet the Ambassador’ programme on ‘Bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Japan’ on February 21st at the National Chamber of Commerce, from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. 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 organizations. 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 are 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 are 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 & travel, and export trading.