First session of Economic Cooperation Policy Dialogue at the senior officials' level Between the Governments of Sri Lanka  &  Japan was held in 12th January 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a framework to consider concrete measures for future enhancement of economic cooperation.

As follow up to the "Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership" signed in 06th October 2015 between Japan & Sri Lanka, during the Hon. Prime Minister's visit to Japan, the second session of Economic Cooperation Policy Dialogue between the Government of Sri Lanka & the Government of Japan was held on 05th February 2016 at MILODA to strengthen the bilateral ties of development cooperation.

Japanese Delegation was headed by H.E. the Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka and  Mr. Hideharu Tanaka , Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan  and consist of officials from Embassy of Japan and JICA Sri Lanka Office while the Sri Lankan delegation was headed by the Secretary, Ministry of National Policies & Economic Affairs.

Following sectors were discussed at the above Dialogue and proposed to follow up again at the next session which is scheduled to be held at the Ministry of Development Strategies & International Trade in June 2016.

  • National Development Plan of Sri Lanka
  • Economic and Financial Situation of Sri Lanka
  • Recent Developments of Japan ODA Policies
  • Evaluation of Current Economic Cooperation  Projects
  • Pipeline Development Projects under Next Yen Loan Package
  • Improvement of Investment Climate
  • Development of Northern and Eastern Provinces
  • Power Sector Development
  • Western Region Megapolis - Urban Transport
  • Urban Planning - Kandy City Development
  • Water & Sanitation
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