SLAAJ President's Message

Mr. Jagath Ramanayake
Mr. Wiraj De ZoysaSLAAJ President
Firstly, I would like to preface this message by thanking each and every single member of the Sri Lanka Automobile Association in Japan for bestowing me with the immense honour of being President of an organisation which I truly am proud to be a part of.
SLAAJ has worked together for over a decade now, improving and bettering trade between our two homes, Sri Lanka and Japan, in terms of our highly critical automobile industry.With the undying cooperation and hard work of our members, I hope to continue the incredible work of the organisation, and improve and develop the supply chain process of importing and exporting to and from the two countries, by enhancing and refining the already robust relationship between vehicle and spare part dealers, organisations (both locally and internationally), embassies and the governments of both Sri Lanka and Japan.
Since assuming office, my primary goal has been, and will continue to be, growing and developing SLAAJ by recruiting new members, and supporting our current members, to create an environment grounded in unity and innovation with a shared common goal. As president, I hope to address, overcome and discuss a multitude of issues and affairs which we face in the status quo, such as COVID-19, hybrid and electric cars, price hikes and inflation, whilst also diversifying into new markets in Asia and beyond. I also hope to use the organisation to help mitigate the effects of the current economic crisis which Sri Lanka faces. After all, united we stand, divided we fall.
I hope to maintain the wonderful sense of community and camaraderie of SLAAJ, whilst upholding the interests of all stakeholders, ranging from the members themselves to the industry as a whole. Once again, it is an unparalleled honour to serve as the President of the Sri Lanka Automobile Association in Japan, and I wish for an abundance of excellence and prosperity in the years to come