JICA President Lauds Sri Lanka’s Economic Reform Efforts

The Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) President has praised President Ranil Wickremesinghe for his dedication to a program focused on enacting economic reforms in Sri Lanka, recognizing the effort’s complexities.

This appreciation was voiced by Dr. Tanaka Akihiko during his visit with the Sri Lankan President on Thursday, February 14, as reported by the President’s Media Division.

President Wickremesinghe, in turn, highlighted his commitment to rapidly restarting key investment initiatives, such as enlarging the Bandaranaike International Airport, launching the Light Rail Transit system, and constructing the central expressway.

He also expressed gratitude for Japan and JICA’s ongoing assistance to Sri Lanka amidst its financial troubles.

Dr. Akihiko detailed JICA’s ongoing work, focusing on the importance of finalizing debt restructuring and restarting delayed projects.

Accompanying President Wickremesinghe in the discussions were the President’s Senior Adviser on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff, Sagala Ratnayaka, and the Director of International Affairs, Dinouk Colombage.