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Thursday, May 02, 2013 - 10.29 GMT
Japan offers technical assistance for Sri Lankaís energy sector


The Japanese government is prepared to offer technical assistance to Sri Lankaís energy sector to help facilitate more efficient energy production. This was conveyed when Japanís Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidentís House this morning.

President Rajapaksa and Mr. 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 Lankaís gratitude to Japan for its continued support in major development projects and told Mr. Aso that he appreciated Japanaís understanding of Sri Lankan issues.

Mr. Aso was also joined by his wife Mrs. Chikako Aso and a delegation that included Japanís Senior Vice Minister of Finance Ms. Yuko Obuchi and the Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mr. Nobuhito Hobo.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the Treasury Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Central Bank Governor Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Karunatilake Amunugama, Presidentís Chief-of-Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath and Sri Lankaís Ambassador in Japan Admiral (Rtd.) Wasantha Karannagoda were among those present at the discussion.






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