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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2736

Sri Lankan Minister Basil Rajapaksa meets members of the Parliamentary League in Tokyo

Tokyo,10 October, (Asiantribune.com):

Basil Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's Minister of Economic Development during an official visit to Japan met with members of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League on Monday, 30th September at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

The luncheon, hosted by Masahiko Komura, President of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League and Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party was held in honour of the visiting Basil Rajapaksa.

Over 30 Japanese parliamentary members attended the event and discussed matters of mutual interest with the Minister Masahiko Komura during the luncheon conveyed his deepest appreciation to the Minister for the generous gift of two elephants to the Tokuyama zoo in Yamaguchi prefecture.

The two elephants named Namali and Milinda are currently at the Tokuyama Zoo in Yamaguchi prefecture. Many Japanese visitors to the zoo are enjoying the new arrival of elephants from Sri Lanka.

Minister Rakapaksa extended his gratitude to the Government of Japan for the assistance rendered to Sri Lanka over the years and wished the members of the league continued progress in all their endeavors.

Secretary General of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League,Yuko Obuchi, Senior Vice Minister of Finance and Member of the House of Representatives was also present at the event.

- Asian Tribune -

Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development addresses gathering of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League.
Masahiko Komura, President of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League and Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party delivers a speech at the gathering
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