The official Twitter handle of the president noted, "It is an incredible and a great honor to meet Emperor Akihito & Empress Michiko of Japan at Imperial Palace. We discussed our decades of long relationship between the countries recalling historical events."
The President will also hold bilateral discussions with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with comprehensive attention on further strengthening the trade and cultural ties between the two countries.
President Sirisena will participate in a special business and investment conference where the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as well as the representatives of organizations such as Japan Business Council (JBC) and Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC) are scheduled to hold discussions with him.
He will also meet the Chief Mahasanghas of the Sri Lankan Buddhist shrines in Japan during the visit to Japan and participate in a tour of observation of a modern waste management center.
Ministers Tilak Marapana and Nimal Siripala de Silva, Members of Parliament and officials are accompanying the president in this tour.
(Pics : Official Twitter handle of President Maithripala Sirisena)