External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris this morning, briefed Japan’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Yasushi Akashi in detail about the procedures set in motion by the government for implementation of the LLRC recommendations, the progress already achieved and priority objectives for the future.
He explained that the work connected with the resettlement of internally displaced persons, the re-integration of ex-combatants and de-mining operations are almost complete.
Prof. Peiris described to the visiting Special Envoy of Japan the government’s preparedness to appoint immediately the Parliamentary Select Committee, consisting of all political parties in Parliament, to address political and constitutional issues. (Dianne Silva)
This times, he came and gave money ( grant) for development as according to the Media
Nodrog Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:22 AM
Akashi is a fair minded person who is not afraid to call a spade a spade unlike most other dignitaries who are totally biased and come with pre-conceived notions. The Govt must not take him for granted.
Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:55 AM
Constantly reminds of the school inspectors who use to come to classes during our school days. Checks whether everything is ok or not and reports to powers that be; of course for a fee.
ss Wednesday, 22 August 2012 02:35 PM
Nothing will happen....He will be promised only later to be denied.
insane Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:25 AM
Japan is too organised. It becomes a bit boring after a while. Akashi likes a break to witness some mess.
patriot Wednesday, 22 August 2012 05:17 PM
but.. our govt never listen
idiot Wednesday, 22 August 2012 07:38 PM
Nodrog, True Akashi is a fair mined person, But he will never call a spade a spade. He only smiles. He always keeps smiling when the SL officials tell nice things (not the truths) about what they are doing . Honestly, I don't know why he keeps coming here.
Lobo Thursday, 23 August 2012 12:38 AM
as a country that had to re-build itself after a war Japan understands the difficulties we face. But their patience also has limits which the govt should not test or else we will lose another good friend.
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