Bansei, NWS Holdings walk the talk with boost for golf tourism

The joint push by Japan’s Bansei Securities and Sri Lanka’s NWS Holdings promote golf tourism in Sri Lanka got a fresh boost with the first group enjoying the game over the weekend in Colombo.

A group of 12 Japanese senior corporate executives including chairmen and managing directors were in Sri Lanka on a fourday trip, their first ever. Among them were Masahiko Kamata, the President of SBS Holdings Inc., one of the biggest logistics firms in Japan.

The precursor to their trip is the landmark reciprocal agreement signed in October last year between the Royal Colombo Golf Club and Japan’s Taiheiyo Club, Tokyo under an initiative championed by NWS Holdings, controlled by Japanese investor Takashi Igarashi and its partners Bansei Securities Ltd., a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed company. Bansei also has a Sri Lankan venture Bansei Holdings LK Ltd., with investments in financial services and tourism sector.

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