The Sri Lanka – Japan Business Council was set up in 1979 as the Sri Lanka – Japan Business Co-operation Committee (SLJBCC) by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, following a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japan – Sri Lanka Business Co-operation Committee (JSLBCC) of the Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI). Since then, 19 joint meetings have been held in Sri Lanka and Japan, the most recent being in Colombo, Sri Lanka in June 2016. The SLJBC is the first bilateral business council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
The main objective of the Business Council shall be the promotion of trade and tourism between Sri Lanka and Japan, and facilitating investment.
The functions of the Business Council shall be to do all such things as may be necessary to achieve the objective of the Committee, including the following-