Japan to consider its further contribution to SL – embassy | Breaking News

The Government of Japan would like to consider its further contribution to Sri Lanka in consultation with the Government of Sri Lanka and other developing partners, while giving attention to the situation of Sri Lanka and the negotiation progress between Sri Lanka and IMF, the Japanese embassy states.

The statement comes in a backdrop where the embassy had refuted media reports supposedly made by the ambassador on Japan’s position of aiding Sri Lanka at this juncture.

A statement issued by the embassy is as follows :

 PRESS RELEASE

Clarification on recent media reports regarding Japan’s position on the economic situation in Sri Lanka

We would like to clarify some of the incorrect and misleading information contained in recent news articles regarding Japan’s position on the economic situation in Sri Lanka.

Japan is closely paying attention to the current difficult economic situation in Sri Lanka and severe humanitarian situation accompanied.

Considering such situation, the Government of Japan has decided to provide Emergency Grant Aid of USD three (3) million through UNICEF and WFP in order to provide medicine and food in a manner that would directly benefit the Sri Lankan people. Japan sincerely hopes that this assistance will be of help to overcoming the hardship faced by the people of Sri Lanka, Japan’s long-standing friends.

The Government of Japan would like to consider its further contribution to Sri Lanka in consultation with the Government of Sri Lanka and other developing partners, while giving attention to the situation of Sri Lanka and the negotiation progress between Sri Lanka and IMF.

Japan, time-tested partner in Sri Lanka’s socio-economic development, has been supporting Sri Lanka and will continue to do its part in combining its efforts with the people and Government of Sri Lanka.

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