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Japan agrees to provide more assistance to Sri Lanka

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 16, 2019 18:54

Japan agrees to provide more assistance to Sri Lanka

Japan has agreed to provide Sri Lanka with a ship to provide coast guard training to navy personnel. The agreement to do so has been arrived, during a discussion between President Maithrepala Sirisena and Advisor on Japanese national security Kentaro Sonara.The meeting took place at the president’s official residence. It was disclosed that Japan would continue to assist Sri Lanka on coast and ocean security.

Attention was paid on signing a new agreement on cooperation on the related activities. President Maithrepala Sirisena expressed his gratitude to Japan for the support given to Sri Lanka and wished for the continued cooperation.

President’s Secretary Udaya Seneviratne was present on the occasion. The Deputy Chairman of the World Bank for South Asia Region Dr. Hart Wing Shaffer met the president at his official residence.

The deputy chairman said that the World Bank has recognized Sri Lanka as a country which is gradually moving towards progress. He has agreed to a request by the president to provide assistance for an extensive irrigation program to renovate tanks.

The president thanked the World Bank for the assistance given to projects to minimize impact from climate changes. President’s Secretary Udaya Seneviratne and a group of people were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile an appointment was given to the elder sister of the assassinated Police Constable Kanesh Dinesh, under the patronage of the president. Earlier, President Maithrepala Sirisena took steps to provide relief to the family members of Police Officer Indika Prasanna who was killed in Vauniya.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 16, 2019 18:54