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Japan provides assistance to prevent terror acts

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 13, 2019 18:48

Japan provides assistance to prevent terror acts

The Japanese Government has agreed to provide 1.6 Billion rupees grant under the Japanese Government’s non – project grant aid scheme for the provision of necessary equipment to strengthen the capacity of Sri Lanka Police and Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited on counterterrorism activities.

Public security in Sri Lanka was threatened by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks with a huge negative economic impact on the fast growing tourism sector of the country. Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Akira Sugiyama, Japan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka on behalf of the Government of Japan signed the Exchange of Notes pertaining to the Grant. The inking of the agreement took place at the Ministry of Finance.

Accordingly, the necessary equipment for surveillance and detection will be provided by the Government of Japan to Sri Lanka Police and to the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited, through the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation respectively to ensure public security and for the safety of air passengers.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 13, 2019 18:48