President Rajapaksa had drawn his attention to the possibility of further extending assistance to the people of Japan impacted by the earthquake and tsunami.
The President Rajapaksa expressed his deepest condolences to the people of Japan on behalf of Sri Lanka. The President visited the Japanese Embassy in Colombo today and signed a book of condolence at the Embassy. It was opened for the public the Embassy to convey their condolences to the disaster-hit people in Japan.
After inking the condolence book, the President had a discussion with the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Kunio Takahasi. The meeting last about half an hour. The discussions centred on how Sri Lanka could further extended assistance to Japan, a very close ally of the island. Measures hd already been taken to dispatch a life saving team to grant relief to the people of Japan. Making further inquiries in this respect, the President said that action should be be initiated to send the team to Japan without burdening Japan. He also told the Japanese Ambassador to send tea required by the people of Japan impacted by the calamity.