A group of senior entrepreneurs from Japan called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Parliament complex yesterday (24) to discuss possible investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
The delegation included Ayumi Saigo, a member of the Japanese royal family and former member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Council, and Kamisakamoto Yuji and Kamisakamoto Hisako, members of the entrepreneurial family that built a monument of former President JR Jayewardene for extending his support to Japan during the infamous San Fransisco Summit following World War II.
The Prime Minister thanked Japan for support extended to Sri Lanka and invited the delegation to invest in the agriculture, fisheries, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and hospitality industries.
The Premier also invited the delegation to explore opportunities for further expansion of bilateral relations in trade and investment and in the field of education, including Japanese language teaching.
The delegation assured the Prime Minister that they will encourage more Japanese firms to invest in Sri Lanka.
Kamisakamoto meanwhile presented a book written by him in Japanese regarding former President JR Jayewardene.
The delegation arranged to meet Pradeep Jayewardene, the grandson of President Jayewardene and made arrangements to discuss a proposal to publish a new book on the late President.