A delegation from Japan led by Most Ven. Chohjun Ohtani, the President of Honganji Foundation, Japan visited on 9th January 2018 was extended a warm welcome at the Parliament complex. This delegation comprised of the His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka and high-level officials.
Accordingly, an Event to mark the 70th Year Independence of Sri Lanka and Reaffirmation of Japan-Sri Lanka Bonds was held at the Committee Room No. 1 of Parliament. The Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, the Speaker of the Parliament made the opening remarks and then, His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka addressed the gathering.
Thereafter, the Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka made his greeting speech and the Most Ven. Chohjun Ohtani, the President of Honganji Foundation, Japan delivered the keynote speech for the gathering. Finally, the Hon. Minister Navin Dissanayake, the President of Sri Lanka-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Association delivered the Vote of Thanks, concluding the event.
At their Parliament visit, the delegation also made a tour to the chamber of Parliament.