South Africa and Japan to hold talks on Sri Lanka

RamposhaSouth Africa and Japan are to hold talks on  peace-building efforts, rehabilitation and reconstruction in Sri Lanka.

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa left for Japan yesterday where he will meet Ambassador Yasushi Akashi to have talks on Sri Lanka.

Cyril Ramaphosa is meeting Akashi in his role as South African President Jacob Zuma’s Special Envoy to Sri Lanka.

Ramaphosa and his delegation is in Japan to increase collaboration and partnerships in the fields of science and technology to boost economic growth and create jobs.

They would also strengthen their alignment on global issues of mutual concern, the enhancement of multilateral institutions and the reform of global politics and economic governance.

They would also promote increased trade and investment in Africa through the strengthening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) partnership.

From Monday, Ramaphosa and his ministers will pay courtesy calls to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and hold discussions with the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Sadakazu Tanigaki. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Japan is friendly with Sri Lanka but recently US used Japan to go against China. We have to be careful “international traps” disguised as friends.

  2. This is welcome news. It is now or never. Only a national government has the political stability bring electoral and constitutional reforms. The undeclared war between the Sinhalese and Thamil people should end. Borth communities could prosper if there is goodwill and understanding on both sides.President Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chandrika should work in unison to solve the ethnic conflict that have defied solution for over 60 years.

  3. Who says we are a broken state? Why We Need S.A. as a broker for what? Former president MR already brought peace into the country, why new government trying to ruin our image. Banki noon looking for another term bulshiting other countries SL do not comes under those categories. God sake don’t walk backwards go forward. Don’t baby sit only 8% of Tamil’s put more effort s to the rest mainly the Sinhalese who contributed to bring peace by sacrificing thousands of lives. Muslims are cunning people as we know them for centuries keep changing the political sides which is advantage for them. Real victims are the Sinhalese mainly living in suburban. areas. Stop out side influence we are an able nation with pride after wining the terrorism no nation has that title other than Srilanka.

  4. tamil people very much welcome the efforts of south africa and japan to solve the long standing ethnic problem. in short tamil people want to manage their affairs which they think is the best for them rather than sinhala people deciding on behalf of tamil people.

  5. nelson mandela and gahndi were great leaders,but what have they india almost south Africa also nothing.

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