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* President discusses resuming stalled development projects with Japanese delegation
Mon, Jul 31, 2023, 06:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: Attention is being paid to speedily resuming the development projects that have been implemented in Sri Lanka with the support of the Japanese government and halted midway.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe discussed resuming the stalled development projects when a Japanese delegation including Minister of State in the Cabinet Office of Japan Satoshi Fujimaru and former Minister of State for Regional Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Kozo Yamamoto called on the President at the Presidential Secretariat today (31).

During the meeting, the parties agreed to restart these projects, which were previously supported by the Japanese Government, once the credit optimization process in Sri Lanka is completed.

Additionally, they decided to involve officials from the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka in conducting an investigation related to these projects.

Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Hideaki Mizukoshi, President’s Senior Advisor on National Security and Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, and President’s Senior Adviser on Economic Affairs Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, among others, participated in the discussions.


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