Japan will not help Sri Lanka now
Posted in Local News
Japanese Ambassador in Colombo Mizukoshi Hideaki who met the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday (June 30) had reportedly said that there is a risk of financial assistance to Sri Lanka being mismanaged and hence Japan will not support the country at this point.
However he has said Japan might consider it later.
Thanks Japan for not helping Sri Lanka. Let them sort this by themselves. They will never learn the lesson if you keep giving hand outs. Actually you do more damage to any country if you keep giving hand outs like this.
Well done Mr Japanese Ambassador,
Thank You for endorsing the views of the Citizens of this country.
The stealing continues despite people starving.
The coward in the Janadhipathi Bunker and his new-found brother in Colombo 7 are deaf to voice of the Citizens.
‘ Reportedly Said’…..we have to take this with a pinch of sault! This statement is not yet confirmed by the Govt. of Japan. Jap Ambassador doesn’t have to meet the TNA and make this statement at this crucial juncture.
Japan has refused ‘bridging finance’ till the IMF bail out is finalised.
Japan has given $3m to the UN for the food program.
Japan has no confidence in giving any assistance to GOSL directly.
This is exactly what the Japanese Ambassador said.
Unless some economic miracle happens, the volcano is about to erupt in Sri Lanka when the helpless population across the country unleashes the unendurable agony caused by the deprived access to food, medicines, education and transport.
Dear Ms. R. de Abrew, Thank you very much for your comment. Japan never refused funding SL at this moment. You are correct when you say Japan is giving 3 million US dollars through United Nations and Children’s Fund and World Food Program “to provide medicine and food in a manner that would directly benefit the Sri Lankan people. Please also note: The Deputy Head of Mission of the Japanese Embassy in Colombo Kotaro Katusuki has denied recent media reports attributed to the Japanese Ambassador Mizukoshi Hideaki claiming Japan will not support Sri Lanka. (Pl. visit: https://www.dailynews.lk/2022/07/02/local/282185/japan-ready-assist-sri-lanka%E2%80%99s-programme-imf-japanese-ambassador). Whether it is getting through UNICEF and/or WFP, it is Japanese money we are getting.
The point is Japan is not willing to provide aid/loans/finance etc DIRECTLY to GOSL because it fears mismanagement and corruption in the hands of GOSL.
They are justified in doing so. Japan is helping SL Citizens through programs delivered by reputed agencies.
The IMF, World Bank, US all have openly stated that corruption is SL is deterring assistance.