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Gamini Marambe elected JASTECA president

At the recently held Annual General Meeting, Gamini Marambe was elected the new President of JASTECA for a two-year term of office. Nimal Perera who steered the Association previously stepped down and will remain in the executive committee as the Immediate Past President.

At the Ceremonial Sessions that followed Chief Guest, Akira Sugiyama spoke about an Investment seminar held in last September 2019 by JETRO and BOI Sri Lanka in Japan received favorable response from over 200 Japanese entrepreneurs and expecting further investment relationship between both countries. Further His Excellency mentioned that Japan has contributed 9.6million USD to fight against Covid 19 which includes medical equipment.

Keynote address was delivered by Professor Buddhi Marambe on Modern Trends of Agricultural Production. He presented how agricultural production has substantially increased in this country through scientific interventions and efforts of the policy makers and researchers of the Government over the past several decades.

New President Gamini outlined how he benefited from his initial training in Japan and how he re-oriented the management of the companies he managed with several Japanese management concepts and techniques which resulted in significant improvements to the production process and the bottom line.

He spelled out the most well-known Japanese practices that has made Japan a unique country, and how we in Sri Lanka could benefit from adopting these practices. Noting that JASTECA is a very recognized association in Japan, Gamini wowed to introduce many aspects of good governance and transparency and implement several new techniques of transferring Japanese management techniques and an experience of Japanese culture to Sri Lanka in the current Covid constrained environment.

The Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (JASTECA) is Sri Lanka’s alumni association of past trainees of Japan’s Association for Overseas for Technical Corporation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) and its predecessor. It is the foremost organization that has been a catalyst in transferring Japanese Technology and Japanese Management Systems to Sri Lanka from Japan.

With over 3,000 members, many of who are in the technical fields, the Association is engaged in creating a multiplier effect of training received in Japan, by making past trainees resource persons in JASTECA’s dissemination seminars.

The new Committee consists of the following:

Patron: Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka

Vice Patrons: Dayasiri Warnakulasooriya, Deshabandu Tilak de Zoysa

President: Gamini Marambe

The new office bearers

Immediate Past President: Nimal Perera, Senior Vice President: Chandana Amaratunga Vice President: Mangala Samarajeewa, General Secretary: Anuruddha Gamage, Treasurer: Jithendra Gunatilake, Asst. Secretary: Nirosh De Silva, Asst. Treasurer: Tyrell Roche

Committee Members: Sunil Ratnayake, Nishantha Gunasekara, Damayanthi Rajapakse, Thilina Tippalagama.