Akashi here on 20th visit

14 June 2010 12:13 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Japanese special envoy Yasushi Akashi will arrive in the country tomorrow on his 20th visit to the island for talks with government officials and representatives of the opposition to urge for the early resettlement of the displaced people, the Japanese Embassy in Colombo said.

According to a statement from the Embassy in Colombo, Akashi will also seek swift progress in the political process for national reconsiliation towards the establishment of lasting peace.

He is also scheduled to visit resettlement villages for IDPs and attend ceremonies associated with Japan’s assisted projects for IDPs in the North.

  Comments - 23

  • Tuesday, 15 June 2010 02:31 AM

    Yeah, he needs a summer vacation right!!!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 03:01 AM

    Well said ajith!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 03:25 AM

    A friend in need and a true friend indeed

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:20 AM

    If Akashi truly loves Sri Lanka he will give grants - not loans.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:23 AM

    Japan was a true friend of only JR (TV was introduced to Sri Lanka by Ranil's brother Shan, and Ranil's cousin Anil Wijewardene. Just as the Chinese were true to Sirimavo Bandaranaike (built the Bandaranaike Internatuional Conference Hall). What have MR's close friends like Iran, Palestine, Libya, Myanmar given to MR? India is not a true friend - see the dead rope they gave the Sri Lanka government which spent so much money on preparations for IIFA!!!!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 05:18 AM

    Earlier, he was the special peace envoy. Now just an envoy for resettlement, reconciliation. Next, what?
    Why don't they mind their own business? Their PM resigned very recently and have enough internal issues.
    Can anybody name one thing he did for the peace in SL?

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:18 PM

    20th Visit.
    You deserve Citizenship in this peaceful nation.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:21 PM


    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:27 PM

    Japan is an exemplary partner and freind to Sri Lanka since 1950, doling out assistance and aid honestly. Never has Japan demanded projects, TV or Radio stations or instituting addiotional high commissions against the aid offered. Today we see the present government appeasing Pakistan, China and India heavily favoring those countries in a demanding gesture due to assistance rendererd for the past two years to battle the LTTE. This is shame on our soveriegnity, that is if their is anything left in it now.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:53 PM

    Any ralation with tax reduction????

    Monday, 14 June 2010 12:56 PM

    Five more and its Silver Jubilee.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 01:07 PM

    We have had people from Norway in the past as well as this joker but nothing happened. I think these guys are using innocent IDP's to get something for them...just like government does. Every country in Sri Lanka is the same, taking nonsense without really looking at the needs of the people.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 01:58 PM

    Don’t worry nothing will change, like last 19 visits. Even if its 50th visit, Mr.Rajapaksha will ruled the country and Mr.Wikramasighe will be the leader of opposition.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 02:10 PM

    Japan, a true friend !

    Monday, 14 June 2010 02:11 PM

    Spark, sorry bro, there is no spark. Once upon a time there was a Japan like that. Americans bought that Japan long back.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 02:39 PM


    Monday, 14 June 2010 02:53 PM

    Japan is one of the countries which has conmtributed meaninfully without expecting a return from Sri Lanka. I am sure they are Thanking Sri Lanka for JR's speech and stand at post war discussion in USA.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 03:39 PM

    There seems to be compassion coming from everywhere except our govt.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 05:30 PM

    This man visits and visits and visits in vain. He is good for nothing.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 05:31 PM

    Mr.Akashi has done nothing to help the tamil commuinity even after all the suufering they have under gone. Making twenty trips to Colomobo means nothing if he can not achive constructive progress to the effected community.

    Monday, 14 June 2010 05:40 PM

    This guy didn't achieve anything in the past and will not in future. Do not spend any tax payers money on him

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:12 AM

    Let him take them to Okinawa.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:17 AM

    Mr. Akashi, any loan, donations or aid? We need more and more money for survival. 'No loan - no visit please.'

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