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President Mahinda Rajapaksa met leaders of Japan’s corporate and industry sectors and inaugurated the Sri Lanka Business Forum Friday Morning (15) on the final day of his four-day official visit to Japan.
During the meeting with Japanese business leaders, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris and the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal spoke to the delegation about the economic climate prevailing in the country as well as areas of opportunities for potential investors.
The Sri Lankan delegation extended an invitation to the corporate leaders to visit Sri Lanka to see for themselves on the possibility of doing business in Sri Lanka.
A member of the Japanese corporate community spoke favorably of Sri Lanka’s environment for potential investors. “For many investors, predictably is very important,” he said about the political stability that exists in the country.
The Japanese delegation also said that even though Sri Lanka – with its roughly 20 million populations – is a relatively small market for investors, the good relations Sri Lanka maintains with its neighbors open up a host of opportunities for companies to use Sri Lanka as a central location for trade within the region.
President Rajapaksa also attended the inauguration of the Sri Lanka Business Forum where a packed room of members from the Sri Lankan and Japanese business community had gathered to welcome the President.