Japan donates Yen 1 billion to strengthen anti-terrorism measures

Japan donates Yen 1 billion to strengthen anti-terrorism measures

Written by Staff Writer

13 Sep, 2019 | 9:10 am

Colombo (News 1st) – Japan has provided Yen 1 billion (approximately Rs. 1.6 billion) to Sri Lanka to assist in strengthening counter-terrorism measures in the aftermath of the April 21st attacks. The Ministry of Finance in a statement said that the grant had been given under the Japanese Government’s ‘Non – Project’ Grant Aid scheme.

The scheme is for the provision of the necessary equipment to strengthen the capacity of Sri Lanka Police and Airport and Aviation Services Limited on counterterrorism activities. Dr R.H.S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Finance Ministry, and Akira Sugiyama, Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka signed the agreement on behalf of both governments.

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