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Agriculture Research and Training Complex funded by Japan Japanese Envoy attends opening ceremony at Jaffna Uni

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Japanese Ambassador Akira Sugiyama attended the opening ceremony of the Research and Training Complex at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna on February 5, 2021 built under a grant  from Japan, a statement from the Embassy said.   

Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda along with other dignitaries graced the occasion.  

The Japanese Government had provided a grant assistance worth Rs. 2.8 billion to build this Research and Training Complex, which is expected to provide conducive  environment for research and training for improving the productivity of agriculture and livestock industry in the dry zone of the Northern Province.  
 Prof. Peiris expressed gratitude for the generosity of Japan, adding that Japan  was one of the oldest  donors to Sri Lanka and had always queried  Sri Lanka as to what it needed when extending assistance.


Japan strongly believes that this new Research and Training Complex  will not only empower students to become leading practitioners to apply  their expertise in agriculture and livestock industry, but also help  this Faculty produce excellent research 

The Ambassador said that the development of the Northern Province  was one of the priorities for the Japanese Government’s assistance toward Sri Lanka and that Japan strongly believed that this new Research and Training Complex will not only empower students to become leading practitioners to apply their expertise in agriculture and livestock industry, but also help this Faculty produce excellent research which will open a new horizon for agriculture and livestock industry of Sri Lanka.  

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