With a motive of establishing mutual cooperation to encourage and promote collaborations internationally, SLASSCOM recently signed an MOU with Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA), a trade organisation of Japanese IT services Industry.

The MOU was signed at an event held on 19 November at World Trade Centre (WTC) in the presence of participants and delegations from SLASSCOM and JISA. The mutual cooperation is in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).

The objective of this MOU is to share knowledge and have business exchange by members of both SLASSCOM and JISA in the area of information technology (IT) industry.

The opening speech was delivered by SLASSCOM Chairman Mano Sekaram, EDB Director-Export Services Saman Maldeni, JETRO Colombo’ Resident Representative Kazuhiko Obama and JISA Vice Chairman Kazunori Hamano followed by the MOU signing ceremony.

SLASSCOM Executive Director Dharshan Cooray engaged with a presentation on Sri Lanka’s ICT industry. The audience interacted with a Q&A session and a discussion, and thereafter visited Orion City.

Japan Information Technology Service Industry Association is the largest non-profit organisation of Japan‘s IT industry, related to the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and works for greater dynamism and sophistication in the industry through nine activities. These include surveys and research related to business operations and technology, providing information, and international exchange.


Picture: MOU exchanged between SLASSCOM Chairman Mano Sekaram (right) and JISA Vice Chairman Kazunori Hamano