The Government of Japan has provided a grant aid worth approximately Rs.379 million for the Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) projects to enhance capacity building of public sector officials.
Japanese Yen 265 million (approximately Rs.379 million) will be used to train young executive officers in public sectors at Japanese Universities in the hope of developing their administrative skills as future national leaders in their respective fields. Under the projects, 17 public sector officials will be sent to pursue a 2-year Master or PhD degree from 2019 to 2021.
Areas of their degrees cover Public Policy, Public Finance, Economics, Business Management, Environmental Management, Disaster Management and Climate Change. Since its inception in 2010, the JDS projects have supported 122 public sector officials.
The Exchange of Notes for the projects was signed on 26th June, 2018 at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media between H.E. Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka and Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.