Mr. Jagath Ramanayake participated in Independence Day Celebration of Sri Lanka in Japan.

The 66th Anniversary of Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Kotani Hall Reiyukai Centre in Tokyo on Tuesday, 4th February by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo with a large gathering of the Sri Lankan community residing in Japan.







At Independence Day Celebrations, His Excellency MahindaRajapaksa the President’s message was stated that, along with dignity of freedom, near future Sri Lanka will build more productive economic links with the international community, in addition His Excellency the ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, was stated in his statement that enduring friendship of six decades between Sri Lanka and Japan will be further enhanced in the future. Further more, the Independence Day statements of Hon.D.M.Jayaratne, Prime Minister and Hon.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs also delivered to the large gathering.

Independence Day messages of H.E.MahindaRajapaksa, the President, Hon.D.M.Jayaratne, the Prime Minister and Hon.G.L.Peiris, the Minister of External Affairs and H.E Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda the Sri Lankan ambassador of Japan were published as Independence Day special supplements sponsored by SLAEAJ in The Japan Times and The Daily Yomiuri newspapers on 4th February 2014.

Mr. Jagath Ramanayake represented JUMVEA – MMC Delegation Meeting in Tokyo.

Myanmar Used Vehicles Dealers & Importers (MMC Members Delegation) visited Japan and had a meeting with JUMVEA Members on 12th February 2013 (2pm ~ 4pm) at Yaesu Fujiya Hotel, Tokyo Japan. Our SLAEAJ members also participated in this special meeting to share good business practices between Myanmar vehicle dealers.









Myanmar delegations were so impressed about the JUMVEA association and its precious services delivered to car export industry as the most popular used vehicle importing country in Japan.

Mr. Jagath Ramanayake has Invited by ITN for a discussion.

Interviewers of The Independent Television Network (ITN) in Sri Lanka visited Japan from 11th to 19th January 2013.


They intended to produce a documentary on the rise of East Asian countries namely Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore in the current world economy.









As they have already visited the other countries, while they were in Japan, they conducted interviews in the areas of business, communication, culture and mainly in development activities.


Mr. Jagath Ramanayake as head of the Sri Lanka Automobile Exporter’s Association in Japan also participated to the discussion conducted by visiting ITN staff in the Sri Lanka embassy at January 17th Thursday 2013.


During his statement, he explained the purpose of SLAEAJ association, rather making decisions in divided way this association will help to all vehicle exporters in Japan to make decision with unity and discuses the matters in the industry in more broaden way.


Further he explained the services provided through the association to the automobile exporters community in Japan in the past year. And he also described association has played major role between Sri Lankan government and the automobile exporters in Japan to solve the matters in the automobile industry.


He pointed out the value of social security and the work done by Sri Lankan government was not explained properly to the public. And some suggestions were given as well by him to the government about this matter.

Mr. Jagath Ramanayake has elected as the president of SLAEAJ for second time.

SLAEAJ first annual general meeting was held successfully at Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan. New office bearers were appointed accordingly after an official poll was organized by Mr. Somasena at the premises.


AGM was started with the brief welcome speech was made by Mr. Ali the secretary of SLAEAJ. Afterwards Mr. M. Somasena coordinating officer of commercial division of Sri Lanka Embassy has explained official election rules to be followed to elect new office bearers for all attendees.









Meanwhile, election results were presented by Mr. Somasena and previously chair holders had not been changed. Mr. Jagath Ramanayake elected as the president of SLAEAJ for the second time, and Mr. Lasantha Nandasiri elected as Vice President, and Mr. Mohamed Ali elected as the Executive Secretary and Mr. Saman Priyankara elected as the Treasurer for the next session as they were before.


Afterwards, Mr. Jagath Ramanayake summarized the accomplishments of past year through a video presentation and Treasurer Mr. Saman Priyankara outlined the financial condition of SLAEAJ during the session 2011-2012. The Annual General Meeting officially approved the financial conditions by a unanimous vote.


SLAEAJ meeting was held at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan.

Meeting of Sri Lanka Automobile Exporters Association in Japan was held after the Sri Lankan festival 2012 in the Sri Lanka embassy of Japan at 28th of October 2012. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Jagath Ramanayake, president of SLAEAJ, Mr. Somasena, executive secretary of SLAEAJ and Mr. Saman Priyankara, treasurer of SLAEAJ with participation of other SLAEAJ members.


Mr. Jagath Ramanayake has addressed the meeting with welcome speech while thanking to the members of the association who have given great support to make the first public event a success. He briefly expressed how success the SLAEAJ raffle ticket is and had obtained valuable reputation among the participants at Sri Lankan festival 2012 as the first event of SLAEAJ in public.


Afterwards Mr. Somasena made his speech as the guest of honor from the embassy while thanking to all exporters about the given cooperation to make the Sri Lankan festival event a great success in this year.


Furthermore, Mr. Saman Priyankara has explained raffle ticket budget expenses to all participants. And he gathered all the expenses from the presented members who have been bared expenses at the festival period.


Then meeting was focused on new regulations of Sri Lanka tend to be changed with forth coming budget and shared the information regarding the situation about vehicles in Sri Lanka ports like Colombo and hambantota. And also they discussed about the experience obtained from the Myanmar visit recently did, and furthermore, they talked about the Myanmar economical conditions more broaden way and proposal has been submitted to establishment of a vehicle show room in Myanmar as a property of SLAEAJ. And also committee has discussed about the regulations of new markets like Malaysia and what are the procedures need to be followed to enter those markets to establishment of a business partnership with Malaysian importers.


Finally, the members of the meeting were invited for the dinner scheduled in Roppongi at 7.00 p.m.




















Japanese delegation visits Sri Lanka.

Japanese delegations were visited last month to strengthen the bilateral business relationship between Sri Lanka Japan. During their visit a lunch was arranged by the Sri Lanka vehicle importing association at the Golf club in Colombo. Mr. Jagath Ramanayake was also invited for the occasion as an representative of the automobile business industry. This function was arranged by the Sri Lanka group.


And also, a commercial meeting was arranged with the dinner at Galadari hotel in Colombo. Hon. Minister Sarath Amunugama, Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka, Mr. Nevil Gunawardane, the Director of Customs and many VIPs were presented at the occasion.




















Mr. Jagath Ramanayake participated business meeting in Myanmar conducted by JUMVEA.



Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association was organized Buyers and Sellers meet at Yuzana hotel in Myanmar. This was a great opportunity to all vehicle exporters in Japan who have participated for the event to meet and discuss queries with Burmese Used Cars, Trucks, Buses, Machineries, Bikes and Accessories importers, dealers and wholesalers.


Due to high demand of vehicle industry in Myanmar, business meeting was held as two parts. More than 110 people joined for the first meeting and 130 people were joined to the second meeting.


It led to discuss payment terms, problems and doubts clearly and share information with used vehicle importers in Yangon, Myanmar. As well as this open table discussion helped to all Japan Vehicle Exporters to make negotiations with Burmese importers, dealers and wholesalers without any credibility issues.









Mr. Jagath Ramanayake has interviewed by the Lankadeepa News paper at the Sri Lankan Festival 2012.

Mr. Jagath Ramanayake has participated for an interview which was conducted by Lankadeepa news paper at the Sri Lankan Festival 2012 was held at the Yoyogi Park.


As the president of Sri Lanka automobile exporters association in Japan, he stated how valuable this association is to strengthen the relationship between the people who are living long time in Japan and the new arrivals to Japan. He further stated that one of the goals of this association is to declare a better understanding regarding rules and regulations for both parties and avoid any difficulties may occur in the business level.


At the interview he also said as a well known association we will directly involve to sort out contradictions would occur between business people and policies of the government. And he also appreciated to the H.E. the ambassador Wasantha Karannagoda to the commitment he has made to gather all automobile exporters under one flag to save the best interest in the industry.


Lankadeepa Paper Article

 Mr. Jagath Ramanayake

SLAEAJ President

Mr. Jagath Ramanayake met Kandy mayor Mr. Mahen Rathwatte at Yokohama.

Mr. Mahen Rathwatte the mayor of Kandy city in Sri Lanka and the representatives of Sri Lanka Water Board visited Yokohama for an invitation they received from Yokohama City Office and JAICA.


During their stay in Yokohama they visited RamaDBK office at Yokohama to meet RamaDBK president Mr. Jagath Ramanayake. Meanwhile, president of RamaDBK Mr. Jagath Ramanayake had a chance to exchange ideas regarding current situation in automobile industry and Japan economy.


Mr. Jagath Ramanayake helps SLBCJ to promote cricket at Sri Lanka Festival 2012.

Sri Lanka festival was held with recorded crowd for the 9th time at the Yoyogi Park in Shinjuku, Tokyo on 8th and 9th September 2012. The Festival is organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo with the support of Japanese and Sri Lankan business organizations and well-wishers.


This time SLBCJ has managed to promote cricket among Japanese people through their stall. This event was managed by SLBCJ member Mr. Udaya Atukorala. Meanwhile, Mr. Jagath Ramanayake had a chance to demonstrate Cricket to Japanese children at the Sri Lanka festival 2012. This had a great interest among the crowd.










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