President says greatest challenge before him is to regain economic growth



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Japanese State Minister for Regional Revitalization Kozo Yamamoto and his delegation meet with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday.


President Rajapaksa said on Monday that the growth rate of Sri Lanka which was around seven percent in 2014 has since declined and the greatest challenge before him is to regain the growth.


The President made this comment when Japanese State Minister for Regional Revitalization Kozo Yamamoto paid a courtesy call on him at the Presidential Secretariat.


President Rajapaksa invited the Minister Yamamoto to invest in high tech assembly plants in Sri Lanka. Minister Yamamoto responded positively and promised to promote Sri Lanka with the Japanese business community.


Meanwhile, Kozo Yamamoto said," Measures will be taken to further strengthen long-standing bilateral relations between Japan and Sri Lanka, Japanese State Minister for Regional Revitalization".


"Sri Lanka is secure and stable under the current government. The economy is also progressing. In this context, a conducive investment environment had been created in Sri Lanka for the Japanese investors," he said.


"As a country that has mastered industries such as security and development of high-quality infrastructure among many other fields Japan has a lot to offer to Sri Lanka," he said.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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