more to Japan - Suzuki chief
Osamu Suzuki, the highest-ranking official from Japan's Suzuki Motor
Corporation to visit Sri Lanka, urged Sri Lanka to increase exports
to Japan and reduce it's debt.
a brief one-day visit to the island to open a 24-hour Suzuki service
centre at Narahenpita, the chairman and CEO of the Suzuki Motor
Corp told The Sunday Times FT during a brief interview that it was
essential for both countries to benefit from a win-win situation
instead of Japan being the bigger beneficiary.
exports a large number of automobiles and other electronic goods
to Sri Lanka while Sri Lanka's sales of goods in return are marginal.
The Japanese business tycoon was scheduled to meet President Chandrika
Kumaratunga on Wednesday afternoon but instead met Prime Minister
Mahinda Rajapakse after the presidential meeting was cancelled.
discussion was on issues relating to enhancing Suzuki's business
in Sri Lanka," Sheran Fernando, Managing Director of Motor
Marvals, Suzuki's local agent, said. He didn't give details. In
Sri Lanka since 1983, Suzuki has sold over 1000 new vehicles and
more than 5000 reconditioned vehicles.
about prospects of starting an assembly plant here, the chairman
said apart from a new model to be launched by the Indian plant the
company had no plans for any new joint ventures in Asia. Suzuki's
Asian plants include those in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Korea and