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Japan confers A prestigious decoration upon late P. B. Munasinghe


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The Government of Japan has announced the conferment of ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays’ upon the late Punchi Banda Munasinghe, in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Administration Director at the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka Punchi Banda Munasinghe



Punchi Banda Munasinghe, who was an active and reliable Administration Director at the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka, had dedicated himself to establishing the Japanese Graduates Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS) as Founding Secretary. He was then appointed as President of JAGAAS in 2007, and took the lead in many seminars, lectures and workshops related to Japan. Through these activities, he had contributed greatly to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Taking this opportunity, the Embassy of Japan expresses its deepest sorrow and respect for the late Punchi Banda Munasinghe, who passed away on 3 October, and prays that his soul may rest in peace.


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