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Thursday, August 09 , 2012 - 6.02 GMT
Japan supports Jaipur Limb Workshop improvement


The Government of Japan has extended US$28,501 (approximately Rs.3.7million) grant aid for a social welfare project in order to expand the supply capacity of artificial limbs by providing equipment to the workshops under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP).

“The Project for Developing the Setting Workshops to Manufacture Artificial Limbs and Appliances in Colombo” will be implemented by the Colombo Friend-in-Need Society which has provided artificial limbs with rehabilitation at no cost to people in need and will directly help 1,000 people annually to reintegrate into society and improve their social environment.

This project aims to replace old equipments being used in the workshop with new ones to fabricate artificial limbs, that would be of better quality and durability of the limbs and also improve fuel efficiency, said President of Colombo Friend-in-Need Society Ms. Kalayani Ranasinghe.

Japan and Sri Lanka celebrate the 60th anniversary of its diplomatic relations this year. During the last 6 decades, Japan and Sri Lanka have maintained strong mutual partnership. Japan has been a strong partner in Sri Lanka ’s social and economic development, in the form of grants, Yen loans and technical cooperation mainly by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The Grant Contract between the Ambassador of Japan Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, and the President of Colombo Friend-in-Need Society Mrs. Kalayani Ranasinghe, was signed on August 8, 2012 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo.






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