State Minister Wijewardene lauds Japanese assistance to Sri Lanka's
development programmes and maritime security
undertakes visit to Japan
Japan will continue to support Sri Lanka in its
development programmes and strengthen maritime security, says the Japanese
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Kazuyuki Nakane. He said so
while speaking at a special discussion with the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, who is on a visit to Japan.
While speaking, State Minister Wijewardene
congratulated the new Japanese Government that was re-elected at the
general election and also expressed gratitude for the longstanding
support of Japan towards the economic development of Sri Lanka.
He also appreciated the Japanese assistance towards
strengthening of maritime security of Sri Lanka and the support rendered
to the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.
At the end of the discussion, State Minister
Wijewardene presented the Japanese State Minister Nakane, a memento to
mark the occasion.