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.
|February 15, 2019||Alumni Association|
|October 19, 2018||[Update] Masters and Doctoral Degree Scholarships: THE PROJECT FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP (JDS)|
|September 6, 2018||JICA boost Sri Lanka`s Maritime Capability via provision of two FPVs to Sri Lanka Coast Guard|
|September 5, 2018||Masters and Doctoral Degree Scholarships: THE PROJECT FOR HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP (JDS)|
|April 16, 2018||Publications|
|October 23, 2019||Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan meet with young Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Youth Volunteers for Nikkei Communities who returned from overseas|
|March 11, 2019||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Sri Lanka: Contributing to the alleviation of traffic congestion in Colombo through urban transportation system improvements|
|November 26, 2018||His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Grants Audience to Participants in the JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program|
|August 13, 2018||Indian and Sri Lankan Rugby Teams Coached by JOCVs Hold an International Friendship Match|
|July 12, 2018||Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Sri Lanka: Supporting improvements to health and medical services with Japanese technology|