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.
|July 27, 2020||JICA Continues to Assist Human Resource Development of the Public Sector by Receiving Young Officials into Japanese Universities|
|July 27, 2020||JICA Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor (2017-2020) - Mr. NAGAI Takayuki|
|June 2, 2020||Cancelling recruitment of the Project Officer position (Disaster Management) for JICA Sri Lanka Office published on newspaper on 8th March 2020|
|February 17, 2020||News Letter on "Technical Cooperation Project for Capacity Strengthening on Development of Non-Structural Measures for Landslide Risk Reduction "Project-SABO"|
|December 4, 2019||News Letter on "Technical Cooperation Project for Capacity Strengthening on Development of Non-Structural Measures for Landslide Risk Reduction "Project-SABO"|
|March 18, 2020||Fostering leaders in developing countries: Myanmar Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs born from the JDS program|
|March 6, 2020||March 8 is International Women's Day: Enhancing women's participation in society by improving safe transportation|
|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|