The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) last week signed a Grant Agreement of approximately Rs. 75 million with the Government of Sri Lanka in order to improve the awareness of Japanese culture and increase quality of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) broadcasting programmes. The agreement is for providing 449 educational and documentary programmes to the SLRC on Tuesday 13th September 2016.

The programmes will be subtitled/dubbed in Sinhalese, Tamil and English and broadcasted by SLRC which has outreach coverage to all areas of Sri Lanka. They are expected to be effective means to make audience aware of Japanese culture and technologies. They will also assist university students, researchers and language learners to improve their knowledge. Moreover, Japanese educational and documentary programmes to be procured under the Project are insightful and attractive to the viewers.