Ambassador’s visit to Sammu-city, the host town of Sri Lanka in Tokyo 2020(杉山大使の山武市訪問)

4th February, 2019

On February 4th, Ambassador Sugiyama visited Sammu-city in Chiba prefecture, the host town of Sri Lanka in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Ambassador Sugiyama had a meeting with Mr. Matsushita, Mayor of Sammu-city, Mr. Terasawa, Vice-Mayor and Mr. Kase, Superintendent of Education in the Sammu City Education Board at the Sammu City hall, and expressed sincere gratitude to their efforts of promoting people-to-people and cultural exchanges including the foster-parents and youth delegation’s visit to Sri Lanka. Ambassador Sugiyama also expressed his wish to support strengthening friendly exchanges between Sammu-city and Sri Lanka towards 2020. Mr. Matsushita, in reply, expressed his wish to visit Sri Lanka in near future.


On this occasion Ambassador Sugiyama also visited “Naruto general exercise park”, the weatherproof athletics field with a brilliant blue track and an artificial-grass soccer ground. We sincerely hope that more and more Sri Lankan athletes will make this field their base for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.