Sri lanka President on 3 day official visit to Japan

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on a three-day official visit to Japan.The purpose of this visit was to widen existing bilateral relations between the two countries in the economic, political, social, cultural and religious fields, a Presidential Secretariat release said.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday(09) urged all Sri Lankan expatriates, in Japan and the world, to join the island’s battle against terrorism.
Addressing a large gathering of Sri Lankans at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, President Rajapaksa said many sinister moves are afoot at various levels to halt the Government’s battle against terrorism.

He recalled the strong cultural and social relationship between Sri Lanka and Japan. “Japan has maintained extremely good relationship with Sri Lanka and its people. Over the years, it has genuinely helped Sri Lanka in various fields. Especially during the 2004 Tsunami calamity, Japan played a huge role,” he observed.

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, who arrived in Tokyo on Sunday morning from Colombo, said it was President Rajapaksa who could put a permanent end to terrorism in Sri Lanka. “During the past 24 months, he has given able leadership for a determined battle against terrorism.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Japan, Ranjith Uyangoda said the dream off all Sri Lankans living in Japan is a peaceful country without terrorism.

He thanked the Sri Lankan expatriates for their contributions towards the motherland. A passenger transport bus for disabled soldiers, an ambulance, a first brigade truck and three double cabs were donated to the President by several Sri Lankan businessmen in Japan.

Public date: December 11th, 2007
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