Published on: July 31, 2023

Discussions between Japanese delegation and president on resuming stalled development projects for public benefit

Mr FUJIMARU Satoshi, Minister of State in the Cabinet Office of Japan, and Mr YAMAMOTO Kozo, former Minister of State for Regional Revitalization and Regulatory Reform, called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat today (31).

During the meeting, they discussed the stalled development projects in Sri Lanka, which were previously supported by the Japanese Government. The parties agreed to restart these projects once the credit optimization process in Sri Lanka is completed. Additionally, they decided to involve officials from the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka in conducting an investigation related to these projects.

The Japanese delegation, including Mr Mizukoshi Hideaki, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, President’s Senior Advisor on National Security and Chief of Staff Mr Sagala Ratnayaka, and President’s Senior Adviser on Economic Affairs Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, among others, attended this event.


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