President Rajapaksa has expressed his sympathy on the severe earthquake that rocked Japan and the sudden disaster situation which followed due to the Tsunami.
Several areas in Japan experienced a tsunami situation following a strong earthquake experienced in the morning. Directing a message to Japanese Emperor Akihito, the President expressed his deepest sympathies as well as the people of Sri Lanka over this unfortunate situation. He said Japan is a very close and dear friend of Sri Lanka. At this moment of challenge, he said their thoughts are with the Japanese Emperor and his people. The President pointed out that they pray for solace those affected by the disaster and the rapid recovery of Japanese people and nation.