Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma, recently, paid an official visit to Matara, Hambantota and Monaragala Districts for the first time since assuming duties in Sri Lanka in June 2015.

On October 24, he paid a courtesy call on Senaka Palliyaguruge, Municipal Commissioner of Matara Municipal Council and exchanged views on economic and social development in Matara, including maintenance of public service, such as garbage collection. Later, he visited the University of Ruhuna to meet Senior Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor, and academic staff who are Japanese universities alumni, and discussed academic development of the university and cooperation with the Japanese academia.

The Ambassador later visited a farm in Buttala, Monaragala, operated by Dole Lanka Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation before heading to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport.