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  • Page 1October - December 2017 ● NUMBER 14 ● SRI LANKA

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    Launching Ceremony Of Patrol Vessel For Sri Lanka Coast Guard

    A special launching ceremony was held in November to mark the commissioning of two 30 meter class design and built patrol vessels for Sri Lanka Coast Guard which are being built in Japan by a Japanese Shipbuilding Company under JICA’s Grant aid assistance scheme. In celebrating the launch of the first vessel out of the two, on 6th November, a Japanese traditional Shinto style ceremony was held in Tokyo in the presence of Hon. State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, and His Excellency Prof. Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake, the resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka in Japan and distinguished invitees representing both countries. The two vessels are expected to be deployed in July 2018 after completing necessary inspections of Japanese standards.

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    Launching ceremony of patrol vessel for Sri Lanka Coast Guard

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    Universal Health Coverage - Health Promotion Programme

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    JICA Supports Municipal Waste Management Project At Karadiyana

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    Japan Conducts Tour of ODA Project Sites for Visiting Japanese Delegation

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    JICA Trainees Discover Special Needs Children Education System in Japan

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    Volunteers Assist Women’s Rugby in Sri Lanka

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    Review of the Year 2017

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    Review of the Year 2017

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    Volunteers Caring for the Elderly

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    October - December 2017 ● NUMBER 14 ● SRI LANKA

    In celebrating the launch of the first vessel out of the two, on 6th November, a Japanese traditional Shinto style ceremony was held in Tokyo in the presence of Hon. State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, and His Excellency Prof. Dammika Ganganath Dissanayake, the resident Ambassador to Sri Lanka in Japan and distinguished invitees representing both countries.

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    October - December 2017 ● NUMBER 14 ● SRI LANKA

    JICA, ADB, WB jointly evaluate assistance

    Daily News 10 October 2017

    Joint case study by JICA-ADB-WB: Towards sustainable water and sanitation services in Sri Lanka

    Daily FT 10 October 2017

    Japan provides new Patrol Boat to strengthen maritime security

    Sunday Lankadeepa 12 November 2017

    Japan grants Rs. 2.2 billion for agriculture faculty at University of Jaffna

    Daily Island 2 December 2017

    Jaffna University Research Training Complex project

    Daily News 4 December 2017

    Better public transport to ease congestion

    Daily News 27 December 2017

    Ancient Bridges – Evidence of a Proud History

    Daily News 29 December 2017

    JICA loan of Yen 35 billion - New Kelani Bridge project to be implemented under Japanese assistance

    Sunday Island 31 December 2017

    JICA In the MEDIA

    Universal Health Coverage - Workplace Health Promotion Programme

    Dr. Virginie Mallawaarachchi, a Consultant Community Physician attached to the National Non Communicable Disease Unit, Ministry of Health conducted a workshop on life style related diseases control on 7th & 8th November 2017 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. Dr. Mallawaarachchi conducted this workshop based on the activities laid down in her action plan prepared in Japan. She had participated in the Life style related diseases prevention (A) training programme held in Japan during 7th May 2017 to 11th June 2017.

    Following are some of the activities included in the workshop. • Check fasting blood sugar and total cholesterol level in all participants. • Assessment of height and weight and calculate the BMI .

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    The main objectives of conducting these programmes for selected upper level managers are to motivate them to adopt healthy life style and to use them as changing agents at their respective Ministries

    • Individual nutritional assessment • Giving individual nutrition guidance and physical activity prescription. • Identify an achievable target by each Participant. • Practical session on physical activities • Lectures on conducted on adopting healthy life styles. • Stress management guidance, etc.

    Dr Mallawarachchi addressing the audience

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    The series of workshops she has planned includes conducting programmes for upper level managers in two selected Ministries in Sri Lanka. The main objectives of conducting these programmes for selected upper level managers are to motivate them to adopt healthy life style and to use them as changing agents at their respective Ministries. She has planned to follow up these selected officials for another one year to assess how they have adopted healthy life styles during the past one year. Dr. Mallawaarachchi expects to conduct the following activities too. - Consultative meetings with the officials from the Ministry of National Policies and

    January - March

    January

    • 12-20 Jan - Supplementary training mission for Knowledge Co-Creation Programme (KCCP). ex-participants for Fisheries Community Development

    February

    • 20 Feb - inauguration ceremony of “Reconciliation Television Channel”

    • 28 Feb - Final Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting – The project for formulating Cascade System Development Plan Under North Central Province Canal

    Calender Economic Affairs and Ministry of Education - Consultative meetings to revise and develop new Information Education and Communication (IEC) material - Two-day Programme for the 30 upper level managers in the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs. With the success of the completed programmes Dr. Mallawaarachchi is being requested by the authorities to conduct similar programmes for staff of other ministries too. She believes that worksite health promotion programmes have the potential to play a major role in reducing life style related diseases and their risk factors.

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    One of the participants getting a blood test

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    October - December 2017 ● NUMBER 14 ● SRI LANKA

    JICA is supporting Solid Waste Management by Introducing Municipal Solid Waste Material Recovery Facility at Karadiyana through Verification Survey with the Private sector for Disseminating Japanese Technologies. JICA extended support for construction of Municipal Solid Waste Material Recovery Facility through Japanese private company – Recycle Co. Ltd. Recycle Co. Ltd., started in Chiba, Japan in 1981, has long experience in collection and management of treatment facilities for general waste. The company has a high technology to separate recyclable items from mixed waste and convert organic waste into fertilizer. Sri Lanka has been facing several environmental problems such as water contamination, air pollution, and odour caused by Municipal Solid Waste

    JICA Supports Municipal Waste Management Project At Karadiyana

    (MSW). Karadiyana garbage dumping facility receives nearly 500 tons of MSW a day. Garbage dumped over decades is reaching the maximum capacity of the dumping site and causing serious environmental problems to surrounding areas. With this Waste Material Recovery Facility newly established under JICA Verification survey, out of 500 tons of MSW, 25 tons/day is converted into valuable organic fertilizer.

    Workers checking the contents of a completed batch

    Project News

    Expected outcomes of the project: • Uplifting livelihood and social status of poor people: The project expects to employ eight people from the neighbourhood to run the plant which generates living condition of the people. • Improvement of Environment of landfill area and controlling epidemic situation and harmful pests/ insect: This plant reduces 12.9 tons of organic waste per day. By controlling of methane gas this project helps to reduce approximately 2,889 tons of Co2 per year.Sri Lanka has been facing

    several environmental problems such as water contamination, air pollution, and odour caused by Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

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    More than 20 participants visited Japanese ODA project sites, such as Empowerment of the Women in the Recovery from the Conflict –Sari Recycle Project, the Project for the Improvement of Central Functions of Jaffna Teaching Hospital etc

    The delegation poses for a picture with local officials

    During the period from 1st October to 4th October 2017, JICA Sri Lanka office held an ODA tour to introduce JICA’s activities in Sri Lanka to potential investors of JICA bonds*1. More than 20 participants from securities and banking companies visited Japanese ODA project sites, such as Empowerment of the Women in the Recovery from the Conflict –S