Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

Japan - Sri Lanka relations go far back into history tracing many centuries ago, when Japanese traders first visited Sri Lanka. The partnership was officially formalized in 1954, focusing on technical cooperation. The Government of Japan has been one of Sri Lanka's key development partners and is today one of the country's largest bilateral donors.

With the end of the nearly thirty year long civil war in Sri Lanka in May 2009, in less than a year, Sri Lanka was recognized as a middle income country by the International Monetary Fund. Sri Lanka aims to double its income and become an upper middle income country by 2016.

JICA, the implementing agency for Japan's official development assistance, is taking Sri Lanka's needs into account and focusing its support on four priority areas :
1. Assisting the country to accelerate economic growth, 2. Poverty alleviation and regional development. 3. Improving living conditions of conflict-affected populations in the North and the East. 4. Disaster management and climate change.


Office Information
JICA Sri Lanka Office
10th & 13th Floors, DHPL Building, No.42, Navam Mawatha, Colombo02, Sri Lanka

What's New (JICA Sri Lanka Office)

August 26, 2014 Press Release
August 1, 2014 JICA Training Participants Feedback Form for Facebook Post
July 8, 2014 Message from the Chief Representative
July 7, 2014 Conducting an Art Competition
June 12, 2014 Japanese Expert to attend World Blood Donor Day 2014


More on JICA's Activities in Sri Lanka

JICA Sri Lanka Office


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