The Grant Contract was signed between His Excellency Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka and Dr. B.A. Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, on 27th February 2019 at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Colombo. Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Minister of Town Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education, as well as other distinguished guests graced this occasion.
As Japan prepares for accepting more foreign workers, this grant assistance provides equipment for practical Japanese language education. Together with the new method called “Active learning” (group work on hexagon desk) and a new textbook published by Japan Foundation, it is expected that this project would place Rajarata University as the focal point of practical Japanese language education.
The Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka hopes this project would promote academic and cultural exchanges between Japan and Sri Lanka and deepen the understanding of Japan in Sri Lanka.