I wish to congratulate the members of the Sri Lanka Business Council of Japan (SLBCJ) on their remarkable achievements in promoting trade investment and tourism between Sri Lanka and Japan since its formation in October 2003.
In that regard, I recall with pleasure the support and cooperation extended by the SLBCJ for organizing the annual Sri Lanka Festival, two major business seminars during the visits of Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka in June and H.E. the President of Sri Lanka in December 2007 and many other promotional events undertaken by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan.
I had the pleasure of working closely with former presidents, Mr. Hubert Jayakody and Mr. Lalaka Silva, whose commitment is truly commendable.
With the dynamic leadership of the incumbent President Mr. Jagath Ramanayake, I hope the SLBCJ will be able to accelerate its activities and further expand the membership with a view to widening and deepening the trade and economic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan.
I wish Sri Lanka Business Council a great success in its future endeavours
Former Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Japan