COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Senior Presidential Advisor to the President Ruwan Wijewardene says the government of Japan has expressed its willingness to recommence the Light Rail Transit project in Colombo, which was abandoned previously.
Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Hideaki Mizukoshi has conveyed to Senior Presidential Adviser on Climatic Change, Ruwan Wijewardene that the LRT project could be re-launched once an agreement is reached between Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund.
The Presidential Secretariat said during the recent visit to Japan, President Ranil Wickremesinghe held talks with high- level Japanese officials pertaining to the recommencement of the LRT project.
The President had received positive response from Japanese officials.
Accordingly, during talks with Senior Presidential Adviser Ruwan Wijewardene, Japanese Ambassador Hideaki Mizukoshi has stated that the government of Japan will take steps to release necessary funds to commence the LRT project in Colombo once Sri Lanka reaches an agreement with the IMF.