Japan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mizukoshi Hideki says Sri Lanka has effectively managed assistance provided by the Japanese government during the coronavirus pandemic unlike any other country.
The Ambassador said Sri Lanka stringently utilised assistance and ensured it reached appropriate places in due course.
The Japanese Ambassador expressed his views when he called on Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella at the Health Ministry today.
Hideki commended Sri Lanka for successfully controlling the coronavirus by reaching decisions in a timely manner and taking correct approaches towards matters affecting the lives of people.
The Ambassador said Japan is a country that achieved success through vaccinations adding that the Japanese government has taken steps to administer booster vaccine doses to targeted groups.
Minister Rambukwella meanwhile said Sri Lanka has long standing ties with Japan and has received supported towards infrastructure development.
The Minister said a successful vaccination programme was implemented in Sri Lanka while the government has done its utmost to provide booster vaccine doses and patient care services claiming that the public too has a responsibility to mitigate the virus.
The Minister added the tourism industry has a direct impact on the economy and stated a programme must be implemented focused on boosting the industry.