Mahinda Saranapala past president of Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (JASTECA) was conferred a certificate of commendation by the Ambassador for Japan in Sri Lanka H.E. Nobuhito Hobo at a ceremony held at the residence of the Ambassador in the presence of a distinguished gathering of well-wishers ,members of his family, and management staff of the Japanese Embassy recently.
The Ambassador in his opening remarks mentioned the yeoman services rendered by Mahinda Saranapala during the last 27 years whilst being an active member of JASTECA.When he was the President of JASTECA many activities were carried out and especially to propagate the concepts such as 5S & Kaizen in Sri Lanka. He attended four scholarships in Japan and was the first to implementd the 5S concept in Sri Lanka in the year 1989.
H.E the Ambassador emphasized the fact that in recognition of Mahinda Saranapala’ distinguished services in contributing to the deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan & Sri Lanka.
H E the ambassador held a reception after the ceremony and was attended by a distinguished gathering of well-wishers, Vice Patrons & executive committee members of Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association, members of his family, management of the Embassy of Japan.
Mahinda Saranapala is a past president of JASTECA and at present the Chief Executive Officer of Kelani Cables PLC.
Mahinda Saranapala in his address to the gathering thanked the people of Japan, Ministry of Economy ,Trade & Industry Japan (METI),The Association of Overseas Technical scholarships Japan (AOTS), Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (JASTECA) and the Embassy of Japan Colombo for the opportunities granted to learn from this wonderful country .He thanked HE the ambassador for Japan in Sri Lanka for the conferment of Certificate of commendation and for hosting a reception after the ceremony