Japan’s eyes banana, tuna fishing in Sri Lanka: ministry

June 27, 2013 (LBO) – Japan’s ITOCHU Corporation is looking at expanding trade and investment in banana and tuna fishing in the island, Sri Lanka’s economic development ministry said. The ministry said Kouhei Watanebe, Chairman, Japan – Sri Lanka Business Co-operation Council and adviser to ITOCHU Corporation had had talks with economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa on Tuesday.

ITOCHU was also looking at infrastructure, transport and environmental friendly power plants.

Minister Rajapaksa had said there was a market for banana, pineapple, rambutan grown in Sri Lanka in Japan.