Japanese Grant to help train public officials
The Japanese Government provided aid worth Rs. 488 million for the Human Resource Development Scholarship project, which aims to improve the capacity of public sector officials, Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka stated yesterday (29). The 271 million Japanese yen (approximately Rs. 488 Million) grant will help train young executives in the public sector at various universities in Japan and develop their skills in future roles as national leaders in their respective fields, the Embassy said.
Under the project, 17 publicsector officials will be sent to Japan to pursue a two year Master’s or PhD degree from 2022 to 2024. Public policy, public finance, economics, business management, environmental management, disaster management, and climate change are among the subjects covered by their degrees. The agreement for this project was signed on 29 July at the Finance Ministry between Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama and Ministry Secretary S. R. Attygalle. Since its inception in 2010, JDS project has assisted 171 public sector officials in Sri Lanka, the Embassy said. (PA)