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SLAEAJ held their first official meeting for the year 2014.
[10 February, 2014]

SLAEAJ held their first official meeting for the year 2014.SLAEAJ held their first official meeting for the year 2014, on 2nd February 2014. The session started off by the welcome speech of the SLAEAJ Secretary Mr. Mohamed Ali. Especially, he warmly welcomed new counselor commercial Mr D.D Premaratne who was replaced the position of former Counselor commercial Mr. Somasena of the Sri Lankan Embassy. Mr. Premarathne had made his introduction speech emphasizing the work and commitment done by SLAEAJ through past years while engaging with Sri Lanka Embassy. After his introduction all SLAEAJ members were introduced themselves as well.

The speech made by guest of honor and the deputy ambassador Dr. Siraj Mendis was pointed out how unity was established through an association like SLAEAJ could benefit to members as well as the economy of Sri Lanka. And vast domain that they can spread out their business in all over the world. Meeting minutes of the last AGM was presented by the secretary of SLAEAJ Mr. Mohamed Ali.

Financial Account Statement of the SLAEAJ was presented by the treasurer Mr. Saman Priyankara and few changes were amended as per the feedback received from the audience. Afterwards, president of the SLAEAJ Mr. Jagath Ramanayake was made his speech while warmly welcoming new counselor commercial Mr. D.D. Premarathna. Further in his speech he described the year plan of the SLAEAJ and what are the main activities will be taken place near future.

he key points put on the discussion table were the business promotion activities targeting to promote automobile industry. It was planned to have a workshop series to promote these business activities. An important emphasis was given to the Sri Lankan festival 2013 and the SLAEAJ cricket tournament going to be held.

Among the other matters discussed at the meeting, members were focused to give an appeal letter to the H.E the president of Sri Lanka to implementing new import regulation for Letter of Credit. And also they focused on the fund raising activities that SLAEAJ is going to be launched with Japan famous inspection companies like Jevic, Beuro and JAAI. New modification layout for SLAEAJ web site is also presented at the meeting by Mr. Bansal who joined as a supportive IT firm in Japan to facilitate new web services to the current web site.

The meeting adjourned after the vote of thanks by the Treasurer Mr. Saman Priyankara. All members were gathered to the Ceylon Drop Restaurant in Tokyo to celebrate the New Year and the warm welcome to the new counselor commercial Mr. Premarathne.