Japan has said that Sri Lanka is in the forefront amongst countries in the South Asian region.
Japan has said that Sri Lankan economy has progressed in comparison to other countries in the South Asian region. Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Kunio Takahashi pointed out that Japan is pleased about the positive journey of Sri Lanka after launching a new era under the leadership of President Rajapaksa following the 30 year war against terrorism. An outstanding progress is indicated in Investment and Tourism Sectors. He said that Japanese tourists are willing to visit Sri Lanka due to its natural beauty and wonderful creations of nature. The Government has launched several programmes to increase facilities of tourists. The entrepreneurs have shown a high interest in investing in Sri Lanka.