Japanese Prime Minister and President Sirisena hold bilateral talks

President Maithripala Sirisena had bilateral talks with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo today.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he would work towards providing funds without loans anytime possible while giving assistance to the development progammes of Sri Lanka.

The Japanese Prime Minister assured President Sirisena that he would constantly provide assistance for Sri Lanka’s infrastructure development.

Japan and Sri Lanka also discussed the assistance provided by the Japanese Government for the development of the Colombo- Trincomalee port.

The Japanese Prime Minister also stated that assistance will be provided for regenerating energy developing the highway system.

The Japanese Prime Minster stated that assistance of special technical programmes of Japan could be also provided to Sri Lanka.

A positive response was given to the appeal made by President Sirisena to provide technical equipment for the development of the health sector in Sri Lanka.

Japanese agreed to give assistance to disaster management programmes as well waste disposal systems in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)