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High Profile delegation from Japanese Foreign Ministry visits HIP


A high level delegation from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) visited the Hambantota International Port (HIP), to get first hand information on a wide range of subjects relating to port activity and the economy of the southern part of Sri Lanka.

Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA Hamada Takashi and Nakada Taihaku, Assistant Director, Policy Coordination Division, MOFA, led the delegation that met with Captain Ravi Jayawickreme, CEO of Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS), Bindu Ranasinghe, Senior AGM Commercial & Marketing and Lalith Ekanayake, AGM of Port Investment Services.

The delegation was briefed on current developments and the port’s business model.

Standing left to right: Lalith Ekanayake; AGM-Port Investment Services, NakadaTaihaku; Assistant Director-Policy Coordination Division, MOFA, Hamada Takashi;Deputy Director-Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA, Captain Ravi Jayawickreme; CEO-Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS), Ewmi Kurukulasuriya; Junior Executive-Corporate Affairs

The delegation had a bird’s eye view of the port from the 12th floor of the Hambantota Maritime Center.