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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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What's New

June 2, 2021 Message from the Chief Representative
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"

News & Features

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

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