Sunday, June 20, 2010

Japan's continuous support to Sri Lanka development, Japanese special envoy assures

Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace Building, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka, Yasushi Akashi met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees this morning and held discussions on the latest developments in the country.

Praising the measures taken by the government to enhance the living standards of war affected people in the North, the Japanese special envoy said the government is systematically carrying out resettlement of IDPs in line with the infrastructural development in the North.

Noting that a rapid development is taking place in the conflict-affected region, Akashi assured his government's continuous support to Sri Lanka for its development plans.

The Japanese envoy praised the government for its measures towards creating lasting peace in the island.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary to the President Lalith Weerathunge, Japanese Ambassador Kunio Takahashi, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Romesh Jayasinghe were also participated in the discussions.

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