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Yasushi Akashi says international community will extend continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

Jun 20, 2010 12:53:28 PM - itnnews.lk

Japanese Special Representative Yasushi Akashi has said that the international community including Japan is prepared to extend continuous assistance for the development of Sri Lanka.

He expressed these views while participating in a media briefing held in Colombo today. He said that he visited Kilinochchi and saw the changes that have taken place for the better. Disappearance of tension and fear from the atmosphere was evident. He also met the resettled people. Although their houses were modest there was peace in the air. He was also told that the army assisted in the construction of these houses.

Sri Lanka is already receiving international aid for development activities. Participating in a media briefing held in Colombo, he said that 39 Billion Japanese Yen would be provided for four more projects. These funds will be allocated for modernizing water supply systems, road development and improvement in the power sector. Japan is providing assistance for the development of the Jaffna Teaching hospital. Aid is also being provided for the welfare activities of the displaced persons. Mr. Akashi said that Sri Lanka would have a bright future in the face of steady development.