Japan-Sri Lanka Relations

May 22, 2023

H.E. Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and his spouse will visit Japan from 24th to 27th May, 2023.

  1. During his stay, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, is scheduled to meet with President Wickremesinghe to exchange views on, bilateral relations between Japan and Sri Lanka, and regional and international affairs. Furthermore, President Wickremesinghe is scheduled to attend the Nikkei Forum 28th Future of Asia.
  2. It is expected that President Wickremesinghe's visit to Japan will further deepen the friendly relations between Japan and Sri Lanka.


  1. President Wickremesinghe assumed the presidency in July 2022. This is his second visit to Japan as President, following his participation in the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe in September, last year.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida and President Wickremesinghe held a Japan-Sri Lanka summit meeting last September.

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