Japanese State Minister of Foreign affairs Visits Port of Colombo

Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. TAKEI Shunsuke visited the  Port of Colombo learn about  the ongoing  developments in the Port of Colombo. The visit took place on 03rd February 2023. During the visit the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs also met  the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) – Mr.Keith D. Bernard   and other higher  officials at the main control tower of the Port. The Chairman of SLPA explained to  the Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs of the progress of the developments of the  East Container Terminal (ECT), the  West Container Terminal and the North Port Development Project. The  SLPA  Chairman thanked the Japanese Government and the people of Japan for the invaluable  support extended  by them for development of Port sector in Sri Lanka, particularly towards the Jaya Container Terminal and the developments at the Port of Trincomalee.

 The high level Japanese delegation at the Port of Colombo also comprised  His Excellency MIZUKOSHI Hideaki –  Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. TUTSUMI  Tarou –  Director, Southwest Asian Division, Mr. ANDO Toshiaki –  Executive Assistant to the State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. TOKITA Yuji –  Director, Second Country Assistance Planning Department, Mr. IWASE Kichiro –  Assistant to Minister /Director-General Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, Ms. MATSUYAMA Miina –  Third Secretary, Embassy of Japan in India, Mr. KATSUKI Kotaro –  Minister Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka and  Mr. OZAKI Takeshi, First Secretary –  Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka.


SLPA Chairman Mr. Keith D. Bernard presents a token of  appreciation  to Hon. Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs –  Mr. TAKEI Shunsuke. The SLPA  Vice Chairman –  Mr. Gayan Algewattege, SLPA Managing Director  –  Mr. Susantha Abeysiriwardena and Harbour Master Capt. Nirmal Silva are also in the pic.


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