- Last Updated on 24 July 2015
The Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resources Development Scholarship (JDS) Programme was introduced in Sri Lanka in 2010 by the Government of Japan in order to provide opportunities to the executive level public officials of Sri Lanka to undergo Master Degree Programmes in prominent universities in Japan. Two phases (Frameworks) of this programme have already been implemented. The first Framework was implemented during the year 2010 - 2013 and the second Framework during the year 2014 – 2017. Altogether 90 officials were provided opportunities to pursue their studies in universities Japan in the fields of Policy and Public Finance, Public Administration, Regional Development, and Macro and Development Economics.
- Last Updated on 14 July 2015
Ease of aid for development will be the new strategy in developing relationship with the US government by the Government of Sri Lanka said minister of Finance Mr Ravi Karunanayake. Finance Minister expressed his thanks to the US government for restoring the GSP+ facility to Sri Lanka soon after the new government came in to office.
Finance Minister made these remarks when the US Actg Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mr Andrew Mann paid a courtesy call on the minister Ravi Karunanayaka at his office yesterday. The Minister told the Ambassador that Sri Lanka solicits the US assistance for a vibrant economic partnership instead of economic aid. He also said that Sri Lanka looks for three fold increase in its exports to US markets