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Japan provides Rs. 1.7 billion to Sri Lanka for ‘counter terrorism’

The Japanese government announced a grant of almost Rs. 1.7 billion to Sri Lanka for the “procurement of equipment for enhancing its counterterrorism and public security capabilities” on Thursday.

Japan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama, signed the exchange of notes at Sri Lanka’s finance ministry, after meeting with Sri Lankan officials.

According to a press release from Japan’s government, the grant allows Sri Lanka 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.”

“Japan is firmly committed to combatting terrorism in cooperation with Sri Lanka and the international community,” it added.