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Visit of Two Officials from the JDS Operating Committee of Sri Lanka

Asia International Student Service

The JDS Operating Committee members of Sri Lanka, Mr. Priyantha Rathnayake (Director General, Department of External Resources, Ministry of Finance) and Ms. Samanthi Senanayake (Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Disaster Management), visited Japan for the Monitoring Mission of the JDS from June 3 to 8, 2019.

The Mission visited the concerned organizations and institutions, such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JICA, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo, and accepting universities for the field survey and discussions. Throughout this mission, they reconfirmed the importance of JDS, and are expected to utilize the findings to enhance effectiveness of the project management in the future.

At the meeting in JICE Headquarters on June 7, they exchanged views with JICE staff for the betterment of JDS implementation and the framework.

JICE hosted a visit at headquarters office.
From right: Ms. Michiyo Moriyama, JICE coordinator, Ms. Akiko Miyazawa(International Student Programs Department I), Mr. Tsuyoshi Shionoya, Managing Director (International Student Programs Department I), Mr. Nobuaki Hirakawa, Secretary General, Mr. Rathnayake, Ms. Senanayake, Ms. Sajeewa Gunawardane (Program Specialist, JICE JDS Project Office in Sri Lanka), and Mr. Takahiro Sekiguchi (International Student Programs Department I)

JDS (the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid) is a scholarship program which is designed for young government officials to learn methods to solve country-specific problems in Master’s/Doctoral courses at Japanese graduate schools. JICE is conducting a large part of this Grant aid project as an implementing agent under the agreement with the government of each target country. For more details, please visit our website: ”International Student Service.

Takahiro Sekiguchi (Mr.)

International Student Programs Division

International Student Programs Department I