President Maithripala Sirisena said that Japan is continuously assisting Sri Lanka as a true friend. He said this when a high-level Japanese delegation called on him today (November 1) at the Presidential Secretariat to discuss the Japanese development projects in Sri Lanka.
Head of the Delegation, Director General of International Cooperation Bureau, Assistant Minister Kazuya Nashida assured the President that his country would extend fullest cooperation to Sri Lanka’s development programmes. He extended an invitation from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the President for an early state visit to Japan.
The delegation included Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma and senior officials of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Foreign Ministry of Japan.
Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawarsam was also present during the discussion.