Japan offers assistance to energy sector

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 to President Mahinda Rajapaksa when Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso met him at the President’s House today.
President Rajapaksa and Deputy Prime Minister 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 the Deputy Prime Minister 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 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 Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Karunatilake Amunugama, President’s Chief-of-Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Japan Admiral (Rtd.) Wasantha Karannagoda were among those present at the discussion.