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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.

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

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News & Features

December 20, 2021 Support through JICA-funded “LEAP” (Private Sector Investment Finance-PSIF): Supporting agricultural supply chain improvement through an investment in a Sri Lankan conglomerate
December 15, 2021 Opening of the New Kelani Bridge, Colombo’s new gateway: a Japan-Sri Lanka friendship bridge
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

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