JASTECA Awards 2018
The Annual JASTECA Awards ceremony was held for the 23rd consecutive year on March 2nd, 2019, at Grand Ballroom of Hotel Galadari.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of Aslam Omar, CEO of Phonix Ventures Ltd, the holding company of Brandix Group. Japan Ambassador His Excellency Akira Sugiyama was the Guest of Honour.
A large number of companies took part in the 2018 competition and the winners were recognized in the categories of Taike Akimoto 5S competition, Nagaaki Yamamoto kaizen competition and Ian Dias Abeysinghe memorial CSR sustainability Award Scheme.
The occasion was graced by General managers of Association for Overseas Technical Corporation and Sustainable partnerships (AOTS) in Japan Yasumi Suzuki, Hiashi Kanda and Toshiko Kawanami -The course Director for most of Sri Lankan Management Training Programmes at AOTS.
32ND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 32nd AGM was held on the 3rd August 2018, at Sasakawa Hall, H.E. Kenichichi Suganuma- the Patron for JASTECA headed the AGM. (Currently our Patron is H.E. Akira Sugiyama) The AGM unanimously appointed Mr. Nimal Perera as the president for the term of 2018-2020 period. Mr. Sunil Ratnayake is the newly appointed General Secretary. JASTECA body includes the Trustee and the Exco Members.
TRAINERS RECOMMENDED BY JASTECA TO OVERSEAS
Mr. Channa Weerasekara was recommended by JASTECA for the below mentioned programmes in Bangladesh.
'First WNF Seminar on compliance of garment & Textile Industry' from Nov 16 to 17th 2018.
'Health Safety & Awareness in manufacturing Industries' from Sep 14th to 15th 2018- requested by Chittagong AOTS.
VISITS TO AOTS AND OTHER ALUMINIS BY JASTECA EXCO MEMBERS
Visit to Bangladesh - To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of BAAS. From 14th to 15th September 2018
Annual AOTS visit - From 14th to 17th April 2018- Vice Patron, President, General Secretary, and Exco Members took part.
ANNUAL JASTECA 5S AWARDS
Annual JASTECA 5S Awards was held on 3rd March 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Mrs, Sheamalie Weerasekara - Managing Director - CBL Biscuits Limited, H.E Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan in Srilanka was the Guest of Honor. 82 Companies participated in the competition, in which Taiki Akimoto 5S Award Gold Winner was MAS Active (Pvt) Ltd - Linea, Intimo under the Large Category.
JASTECA Founders Day is dedicated for the founder members of JASTECA - Late, Ian Dias Abeyasinghe (Year of Presidency 1984 - 1991), Late, Lal De Alwis (year of Presidency 1993 - 1997) and Late, Bertie Kulatilake (Year of Presidency 1999 - 2003).
This year it was celebrated on 22nd September 2018 by making a visit to a differently abled orphanage in the Galle district in which JASTECA donated Dry rations and household equipment.
FUNERAL NOTICE ON ONE OF OUR FOUNDERS
Mr. Lal De Alwis was passed away on 11th May 2018.
MADAM OGAWA SCHOLARSHIP 2018
Madam Ogawa Scholarship Programme was opened by Madam Ogawa to support the financially under privileged student with scholarships for a period of 2 years to pursue the Advanced Level Examination. Dry rations and stationery items were gifted to the students. Every year different locations all over Sri-Lanka is selected and the donations are distributed. Likewise, this year 23rd of September 2018- was held in the Galle District- Udugama Maha Vidyalaya. Until now 483 students have received the scholarships.
NARITA ASAKO'S COMPANY VISITS
Narita Asako visited (From 9th July 2018 to 13th July 2018) Sri-Lanka in order to get the feedback from the participants who have been to Japan for various training programmes. She went on company visits and met with several company heads / Employees who are returned trainees.
LAUNCH OF JASTECA AWARDS 2018
The 5S launch of the JASTECA Awards 2018 was held at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo on 28th August 2018. A large representation from the corporate sector attended this event. The award was unveiled by Mr. Sunil Wijesinha (Past President, JASTECA) and Mr. Shri Skandaraj (Group Director, Lean Enterprise MAS Capital).
AWARENESS SEMINAR 5S & KAIZEN
Prior to the 5S competition for JASTECA Awards, Awareness Seminar on 5S and Kaizen was conducted by Mr. Sunil Wijesinhe on 11th September 2018. Over 100 participants practicing the 5S Concept and Kaizen attended this Seminar.
GHC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
The first intern for the year was Mr. Shimoharu Yutaro - from Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co-ltd. He worked for Morisons (Kelaniya)- for the period of 2nd April 2018 to 21st September 2018. The second intern - Ms. Tomoko Ohimo- From Kuboto Corporation. She worked for Kelani Cables (Kelaniya)- for the period of 19th November 2018 to 15th December 2018.
ANNUAL JASTECA CHRISTMAS PARTY 2018
Annual Christmas get together of families of JASTECA members, was held on 15th of December 2018 at Sri-Lanka Foundation Institute.