Deputy Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso will visit Sri Lanka from 1st to 2nd May 2013, as a follow-up to the visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Tokyo in March this year, the Japanese embassy in Colombo said.
Parliamentary Senior vice Minister of Finance Ms. Yuko Obuchi will also travel to Sri Lanka with the deputy Premier.
During their visit Mr.Aso and Ms.Obuchi will call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss bilateral relations with a view to further strengthening the long-standing ties between the two countries and will also visit the Port of Colombo and Colombo Dockyard.
The Government of Japan provided more than 80 billion Yen (approx. 800 million USD) for upgrading and expansion of the Colombo Port.
Colombo Dockyard this year marks its 20th anniversary of partnership with Onomichi Dockyard Co. Ltd. of Japan.
Japanese are alway better than Chinese. At least they can build uninterrupted power plants!
MayIwin Silva Friday, 26 April 2013 11:56 PM
First the Iranian warships, then the Chinese and Indians, now the Japanese warships! What do these nations think of Sri Lanka, a training field or are they really showing up their artificial muscles? Who will be the next?
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