Japan pledges maximum support for Sri Lanka’s development

Japan pledges maximum support for Sri Lanka’s development


The Japan Sri Lanka Parliament Friendship Association has assured maximum support for development activities in Sri Lanka. This assurance was given by the President of the Association Wataru Takeshita to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.

The Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Association hosted lunch for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and his delegation now on an official visit to Japan. President of the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Association Wataaru Takeshita further told the Prime Minister that he would be dedicated to further strengthening the relations between the two countries as well as the Parliaments of the two nations.

The reception was hosted at the Okura Hotel in Tokyo. They posed for a group photograph before the reception. Among those who joined in the occasion were key officials of the Association. All of them pledged their total support to Sri Lanka.

Giving his views on the occasion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said that the talks that are being held with the Sri Lanka Japan Parliament Friendship Association at a time when the Sri Lanka Parliament was completing 70 years, are of special significance. The Prime Minister highly appreciated the sponsorship accorded to Sri Lanka by the Japan Sri Lanka Parliament Friendship Association from the era of Former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, the father of Yuko Obuchi. Premier Wickremasinghe extended an invitation to the officials of the Association to arrive on a tour of Sri Lanka in the near future.

Prof. Maithri Wickremasinghe, Ministers Dr. Sarath Amunugama and Malik Samarawickrema, President of the Sri Lanka Japan Friendship Association Parliamentarian Aashu Marasinghe, Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Japan Prof, Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayake, Japan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma, Prime Minister’s Senior Advisor Prof. Monte Cassim, Prime Minister’s Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Sandra Perera joined in the occasion.