Sri Lanka today briefed the Japanese government on the work now in hand in Sri Lanka with regard to implementation of a wide range of recommendations by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Japan said that Minister of External Affairs Professor G. L. Peiris, who is currently in Japan, briefed the Sri Lanka situation when he called on Deputy Prime Minister of Japan Katsuya Okada in Tokyo today.
The Primer had said that “the government of Japan looks forward to close co-operation with Sri Lanka in respect of economic development and issues relating to reconciliation.” Deputy Prime Minister Okada also expressed confidence that the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and Japan would be even stronger in the years to come than it had been in the last sixty years. Mr. Okada and Prof. Peiris, in their discussion, identified areas of collaboration, which are especially appropriate at this time.
Meanwhile, during a meeting Prof. Peiris, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Koichiro Gemba said that the his government appreciates the progress made by Sri Lanka in many sectors of national life since the end of the conflict, and stands ready to work closely with Sri Lanka in addressing the tasks that lie ahead.
Prof. Peiris provided his Japanese counterpart with a detailed account of the current developments in Sri Lanka in respect of all aspects of revival of the economy and the continuing reconciliation process.