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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

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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

News & Features

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
April 16, 2018 Crown Prince Grants Audience to Japan Disaster Relief Team Members

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