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Japan provides school meals in Northern Sri Lanka through WFP’s Food Assistance Program

japanThe Government of Japan has decided to provide 230 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs. 330 million) as food grant assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka for school meals in the Northern Province through World Food Programm’s (WFP’s) Food  Assistance Program.

 From 2012 to 2015, the Government of Japan has provided food grant assistance amounting to 740 million Japanese Yen to the Government of Sri Lanka through the WFP in order to sustain the Schools Meals Program.

Good nutrition is a major factor in physical as well as mental growth of children and supporting this program is of much importance to the welfare of Sri Lanka’s future generation. The signing of the grant agreement took place in Rome on September 09th, 2016 between H.E. Mr. Kazuyoshi Umemoto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Italy and Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme. (END)

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