Deputy Prime Minister of Japan arrives in Sri Lanka
Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada arrived in Sri Lanka on a two day state visit on 4th May in order to improve bi-lateral ties and to witness the progress of several Japanese funded development projects.
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport he was received by Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.
Deputy Prime Minister expected to visit Kandy to pay homage to the Sri Dalada Maligawa and also visit the Upper Kotmale Hydro Power project. Among his other visits are Akkarayan Kulam Tank, Sub Grid Power Station at Anathapuram in Kilinochchi, Dry-fish project in Velanai and Coconut Development Farm in Achchuveli.
Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Priyankara Jayaratne, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviations, H.E. Wasantha Karannagoda, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Nobuhito HOBO Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, Mr. Prasanna J. Wickramasuriya, Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services also graced at this occasion.