Ambassador of Japan welcomes JDS scholarship fellows at his Residence
The Government of Japan has been providing Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Program since 2010 to help young Sri Lankan executive officers in the public sector develop their professional knowledge, hoping that they will play pivotal role in future for the national development of Sri Lanka. Through the JDS program, 120 public sector officials have completed two-year master’s degree programs at prominent universities in Japan in the fields of public policy, public finance, economics, business management, and environmental management.
JDS fellows, senior officials from the Government of Sri Lanka, and Mr. P Algama , Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development with H.E. Mr. SUGIYAMA Akira, Ambassador of Japan
H.E. SUGIYAMA Akira, Ambassador of Japan, hosted a reception at his residence on 3rd March 2020, with the presence of Mr. P Algama, Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development as chief guest, in order to welcome the returned JDS scholarship fellows who have recently returned to Sri Lanka. The Ambassador Sugiyama stated that the Government of Japan expects them 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.