A high-powered 40-member Japanese business delegation of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has arrived in Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities.
During his visit, the Executive Vice President of JETRO, Soichi Yoshimura has met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the Ministry office to discuss Japanese investments in Sri Lanka.
Yoshimura has noted that Sri Lanka's skilled workforce and strong infrastructure as well as the island's geographical location and natural environment are advantageous to foreign investors.
JETRO is Japan's principal organization for implementing trade policy on a comprehensive basis.
The Japanese business delegation has visited the Koggala and Katunayake Free Trade Zones to observe the manufacture of export items by skilled and educated workers under the direction of the Board of Investment (BOI).
The delegation's visit to Sri Lanka follows the Minister's recent visit to Japan, where he had held discussions with the JETRO on Japanese investment possibilities in Sri Lanka.
During the discussions in Colombo, Minister Rajapaksa focused attention on expanding Sri Lanka-Japan economic cooperation and expressed his appreciation of Japan's contribution to the development of the island's infrastructure and technology among other fields, the Ministry said.