Japan offers technical assistance for Sri Lanka’s energy sector

Deputy Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso

The Japanese government is prepared to offer technical assistance to Sri Lanka’s energy sector to help facilitate more efficient energy production.

This was conveyed when Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President’s House last morning.

President Rajapaksa and Aso also agreed that the two countries should do more to enhance economic cooperation and promote investment.

During the meeting, the President also expressed Sri Lanka’s gratitude to Japan for its continued support in major development projects and told Mr. Aso that he appreciated Japana’s understanding of Sri Lankan issues. Mr. Aso was also joined by his wife Mrs. Chikako Aso and a delegation that included Japan’s Senior Vice Minister of Finance Yuko Obuchi and the Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard

Cabraal, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilake Amunugama, President’s Chief-of-Staff Gamini Senarath and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Japan Admiral (Rtd.) Wasantha Karannagoda were among those present at the discussion.

(Courtesy: Daily News)