Japan denies media reports, reaffirms support towards SL

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Deputy Ambassador of Japan, Kotaro Katsuki, has strongly denied recent media reports claiming that Japan has refused to extend its support to Sri Lanka.

In an e-mail addressed to the Prime Minister’s Secretary, Katsuki assured that the media report in question had ‘no grounds whatsoever’, and that the Ambassador of Japan would do no such thing.

Moreover, Japanese Ambassador Hideaki Mizukoshi met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (01), during which Japan’s willingness to maintain a robust bilateral relationship in the economic, social & cultural spheres was reiterated.