Tuesday, 11th May 2021

Rs. 1.6 bn grant by Japan provided to improve public security and counterterrorism activities

Colombo, Sep 13 (BAN/ AD): As Sri Lanka is struggling to revive its economy especially tourism sector which is badly affected by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks Japan has agreed to provide grant of Yen 01 billion, (approximately Rs. 1.6 billion) aid for the provision of necessary equipment to strengthen the capacity of Sri Lanka Police and Airport and Aviation Services.

The agreement was signed between Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka and Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka. The fund will be used to purchase Mobile X-Ray Scanners, Walk Through Safety Inspection Gates, Vehicle Chassis Safety Inspection Systems, High Speed Craft and Rescue Equipment Vehicle, manufactured by Japanese enterprises.

Also equipments required by airports like equipment for surveillance and detection will be provided by the Government of Japan to Sri Lanka Police and to the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited.

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