Sri Lanka is the most liberalized market in South Asia and wants to increase trade with and investment from Japan, P. Amarasinghe, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, said Wednesday.

“Japan is one of the single most important sources of imports and accounted for nearly 10 percent of our imports in 1998,” Amarasinghe said in a briefing on the country’s economy at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo’s Minato Ward.

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