Japanese MP to visit Sri Lanka
[TamilNet, Monday, 17 January 2005, 17:49 GMT]
Japanese member of Parliament, Ms.Shinako Tsuchiya, is to visit Srilanka, to discuss the current situation in tsunami affected areas, said Embassy of Japan in a press release issued in Colombo Monday.
Full text of the release follows:
Ms.Shinako Tsuchiya, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Division of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan will arrive in Sri Lanka today 17th January 2005, to meet with Sri Lankan government officials and visit the tsunami affected areas in Galle. During her four days visit from 17th to 20th January, Ms.Tsuchiya is scheduled to meet the Honourable Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka to discuss the current situation after the tsunami disaster and the Japanese assistance to Sri Lanka. Ms. Tsuchiya is a Member of Parliament and the former Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs.