Japan beat Sri Lanka 31-14 in a Group B encounter of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2021 in Dubai a short while ago.
Nishon Perera and Nuwan Perera touched down for the Lankans while Iroshan Silva converted both tries.
The superior Japanese unit though went over five times and claimed a comfortable win in the first group game.
Sri Lanka will next meet the United Arab Emirates and later in the day will take on China.
Meanwhile, in the women’s segment, Sri Lanka managed to beat Malaysia 12-10 but lost to China 47-00.
They will meet Hong Kong in the last game of the day.
The two-day event will conclude at the Dubai Sports City Grounds tomorrow.