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.
|January 12, 2022||The Opening Ceremony of Baseball Knockout Championship 2021|
|January 11, 2022||Publications|
|January 6, 2022||About JICA Volunteer Program|
|January 6, 2022||Alumni Association|
|January 4, 2022||Press Release|
|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|