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Japanese Ambassador attends Jaffna Uni Agriculture Research and Training Complex inauguration

Japanese Ambassador Sugiyama Akira unveiling the complex plaque, while others look on.
Japanese Ambassador Sugiyama Akira unveiling the complex plaque, while others look on.

Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sugiyama Akira attended the opening ceremony of the Research and Training Complex at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Jaffna on February 5. Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris and Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda, along with other dignitaries, attended the event.

The Government of Japan provided grant assistance worth Rs.2.8 billion to build the Research and Training Complex, which is expected to provide good environment for research and training for improving the productivity of agriculture and livestock industry in the dry zone of the Northern Province.

Prof. G. L. Peiris expressed appreciation for the generosity of the Government of Japan, adding that it is one of the oldest and largest donors to Sri Lanka and always asks Sri Lanka what it needs when extending assistance.

Ambassador Sugiyama stated that the development of the Northern Province is one of the priorities for the Government of Japan’s assistance toward Sri Lanka, and that Japan hopes this new Research and Training Complex will not only empower students to become leading practitioners to apply their expertise in agriculture and livestock industry, but also help the Faculty produce excellent research which will open new horizons for the agriculture and livestock industry.