A Grant Agreement was signed on 23rd of July at Ministry of Finance in between Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr. R. Samaratunga and Chief Representative of JICA Sri Lanka Office Kiyoshi Amada to extend the current cooperation under JDS. The amount of the grant stands at 226 Japanese Yen million equivalent to Rs.243 million.

In addition to the JDS fellowships, Government of Sri Lanka will be eligible for approximately 100 short-term training seats under “JICA Knowledge Co-creation Programs”, an important means of technical cooperation that supports human resource development in resolving issues in developing countries. By fiscal year 2013, 12,432 training participants from Sri Lanka have been accepted in Japan under various JICA technical cooperation schemes.