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Sri Lanka

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

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June 23, 2017 Publications
June 20, 2017 Documentary on JICA's Activities in Sri Lanka
May 30, 2017 Sri Lanka Learns Lessons from Japan: Shifting from response after the fact to preparation-oriented DRR activities
May 25, 2017 Activity Record on JICA "Technical Cooperation for Landslide Mitigation Project (TCMLP)" from January to March 2017
April 19, 2017 Publications

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