Ambassador of Japan welcomes JDS scholarship fellows at his residence

February 27, 2019

JDS fellows, senior officials from the Government of Sri Lanka, and Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga , Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance
 with H.E. Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan

The Government of Japan has been conducting a Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Program since 2010 to help young Sri Lanka executive officers in the public sector develop their skills and knowledge, hoping that they will become future national leaders and contribute to the national development of Sri Lanka. Through the JDS program, 105 public sector officials have been provided with the opportunity to study under two-year master’s degree programs in the fields of public policy, public finance, economics, business management, and environmental management at prominent universities in Japan. 
H.E. Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan, hosted a reception at his residence on 26th February 2019, with the presence of Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance as chief guest, in order to welcome the returned JDS scholarship fellows.  The Ambassador Sugiyama stated that the Government of Japan expects the JDS fellows to exercise leadership in development of Sri Lanka with academic knowledge and experiences acquired in Japan and to contribute to further strengthening the bilateral relationship between Japan and Sri Lanka.