08th May 2010, www.dailynews.lk
The Japanese Government and the Business Community will provide their unstinted support and co-operation towards the efforts of the Sri Lanka Government to build a strong economy after ending the war, said Nippon Foundation President Yohei Sasakawa when he met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday.
Sasakawa said he hoped to induce and divert large scale Japanese entrepreneurs towards investment projects in Sri Lanka so that the country could generate more employment opportunities for its people.
A press release by the President’s Media Division said during the talks Sasakawa also invited President Rajapaksa to visit Japan at a convenient date in the future.
Sasakawa who earlier functioned as a Special Commissioner of the WHO underdeveloped countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia joined the Nippon Foundation in 1981.
Ven Gallehepitiye Pemarathana Nayaka Thera, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, and Seva Lanka Foundation President Harsha Kumara Gunaratne were also present on the occasion.