Japan to grant Rs. 1.6 b to improve capabilities to combat terrorism

Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:50 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Japanese government will provide a grant of Japanese Yen 1 billion (approximately Rs. 1.6 billion) to Sri Lanka to strengthen counterterrorism capabilities and public security.

Under the Non-Project Grant Aid grant, which was given as a quick response to the adverse impact on public safety in Sri Lanka following the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday, the Japanese government will provide the equipment necessary to counter terrorist activities in important places such as the Airport. The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation have agreed to provide the equipment necessary to improve the capabilities to combat terrorism to the Sri Lanka Police and the Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, the proposal made by the Minister of Finance, Mangala Samaraweera to sign the Exchange of Notes with the Government of Japan, was approved by the Cabinet.