Ambassador of Japan welcomes JDS scholarship fellows at his residence


January 25, 2017

JDS fellows and senior officials from the Government of Sri Lanka at the reception
with H.E. Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan

   The Government of Japan has extended the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Program since 2010 to train and develop the skills of young executive officers in the public sector, hoping them to become future national leaders and contribute to the national development of Sri Lanka, especially in formulating and implementing the national development plans. Through the JDS program, 90 public sector officials have been provided the opportunity to pursue a two-year master’s degree in the fields of public policy and public finance, economics, business management, or environmental management at prominent universities in Japan.  
   H.E. Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan hosted the reception at his residence on 24th January 2017, inviting the returned JDS scholarship fellows to welcome them and the senior government officials in recognition of their support extended for the successful implementation of the JDS program.  The Ambassador at the reception stated that the Government of Japan expects the JDS fellows to exercise their leaderships in development of Sri Lanka with academic knowledge and experiences acquired in Japan and to contribute further strengthening bilateral relationships between Japan and Sri Lanka.