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Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday thanked the government and the people of Japan for helping Sri Lanka after the country was hit by the 2004 tsunami.

Minister Rajapaksa said that the two countries have very close and cordial relations in many fields including culture. Minister Rajapaksa made these observations when he met Japanese Foreign Ministry Deputy Director General for South Asian Region Kanji Yamanouchi at the Economic Development Ministry.

The Japanese government representative extended his gratitude to the government and people of Sri Lanka for the support extended in the aftermath of recent tsunami in Japan and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Kanji while welcoming the peaceful atmosphere in the country in the aftermath of a protracted conflict, stressed that Japan is ready to share its technological expertise with Sri Lanka.Kanji said that Japan will explore more investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo was also present.
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