May 16, 2018

Japan assists to enhance SL's counterterrorism capabilities & public security

The government of Japan provided equipment worth of Japanese Yen 102 million (approximately 149 million Sri Lankan Rupees) under the non-project grant aid for Economic and Social Development Programme to enhance the capacity of the Government of Sri Lanka in the area of counterterrorism and public security of the Airport. 

The handing-over ceremony was held on 14th May 2018 at the Bandaranaike International Airport Katunayaka in the presence of Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lank - Mr. Kenichi Suganuma and Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation - Nimal Siripala De Silva.

Under this grant, a wide range of essential equipment for counterterrorism and public security in the aviation sector such as Ambulances, Liquid explosive detectors, Aviation staff carrier vehicles, Aviation band VHF transceiver and Skin temperature measurement system, has been donated to Airport & Aviation Services limited. Japan International Cooperation System (JICS), which was in charge of the procurement services in Grant Aid and Technical Cooperation, was also present at this occasion.

The Embassy of Japan views this project as an important contribution to the strengthening of counterterrorism as well as public security capability of country which will enable the safe and secured use of the Airport by all travelers. We also hope that it will further strengthen the warm and friendly relations between the two countries.