The  government of japan assist in the development of the power sector in sri lanka
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The  Japan Bank for International Co-operation has come forward   to  assist and develop the Electricity and Power Sector of Sri Lanka. This was confirmed by The Managing Director of the Japan Bank for International Co-operation, Mr.  Yagima Koichi, who, along with a  special delegation met the Hon. Minister of Power and Energy, Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi. This delegation came to Sri Lanka as a result of the visit  madeby  the Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe to Sri Lanka recently. During the bilateral discussion held between the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of Sri  Lanka, attention was drawn to the development of the Power and Energy Sector of this country. Accordingly it was discussed as to how certain projects could be implemented to the Power Sector so that  Power could be generated at a low cost and the  benefits so acquired  to be  passed on to the people of this country.

At the meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Power and Energy, it was pointed out by the Japanese delegates that they were willing to assist in the development of the Power and Energy Sector in Sri Lanka by using high quality technology to develop the Electricity and Power sector in Sri Lanka.  It was also discussed  regarding the funding for this project.

At this meeting Hon. Pavithra Wanniarachchi,  Hon. Minister of Power and Energy stated that she appreciated very much  the help and  assistance given by the Japanese Government  for the development of Sri Lanka. She stated that it was indeed commendable, the help given to the Power and Energy Sector in Sri Lanka, by the Japanese  government. She further stated that  the President, after a 30 years old war,  has  initiated and shouldered many projects for the  development of the country in various fields  and by now Sri Lanka has achieved many goals and  come forward in many areas of development. The Financial Expert of the  Japan  Bank for International Co operation Mr. Deepa Salvan, the First Secretary of  the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka and  Head of the Economic Cooperation unit of the Japanese Embassy Mr. K. Iwase took part in this discussion, in addition to the Additional Secretaries of the Ministry of Power and Energy Mr. M.I.M. Rafeek, Mr. Upali Deranagama, and Mr. Kapila Jayasekera and the General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board Mr. Shavindranath Fernando.