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    Japan – Sri Lanka Parliamentary League to visit Sri Lanka Featured

    July 14, 2014

    The members of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League are scheduled to visit Sri Lanka by the end of July, 2014. In this context, Ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, met with both the President and the Secretary-General of the Parliamentary League to discuss the programme as well as other functionaries and meetings during their visit.


    During the three-day visit, the delegation would call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris and would be hosted by the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy, among others. The delegation would be led by the President of the League, Masahiko Komura, who is also the Vice President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party [LDP] of Japan and former Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary-General, Madam Yuko Obuchi, the former Cabinet Minister and Senior Vice Minister for Finance, too would be in the delegation. The 12 member delegation would consist of senior Parliamentarians and political leaders of the Government of Japan.

    The Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League has 67 members, intotal, consisting of Parliamentarians from the Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Japan and other political parties. The President of the Sri Lanka-Japan Parliamentary League in Sri Lanka is the Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy.

    During the Presidential visit to Japan in 2013, President Rajapaksa hosted the members of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League and the members of Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League, in turn, hosted both the Minister of Economic Development and the Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy, when they visited Japan in September and October 2013, respectively. The League is visiting Sri Lanka after a lapse of 12 years.

    The proposed visit of the Japan – Sri Lanka Parliamentary League is expected to further strengthen and deepen bilateral relations in all spheres.

    Last modified on Monday, 14 July 2014 06:59

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