The President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has commended President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s commitment to the program aimed at implementing economic reforms in Sri Lanka, acknowledging its challenging nature.

Dr. Tanaka Akihiko made these remarks when he called on the Sri Lankan leader on (Feb.14), according to the President’s Media Division (PMD).

In response, President Wickremesinghe emphasized his focus on ensuring the swift resumption of the investment projects, including the expansion of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake, the Light Rail Transit (LRT), and the central expressway.

The Head of State also conveyed appreciation for the continued support provided by the Government of Japan and JICA towards Sri Lanka during the economic crisis.

Dr. Akihiko elaborated on JICA’s efforts, highlighting the priority of concluding debt restructuring while also aiming for the resumption of stalled projects.

During the meeting, President Wickremesinghe was accompanied by President’s Senior Adviser on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayaka and Director of International Affairs Dinouk Colombage.

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