Japanese Defense Minister visits Hambantota Port

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Japan’s Minister of Defense, Hon. Itsunori Onodera, called at the Hambantota Port on Wednesday (22nd), during his state visit to Sri Lanka.

The Minister was taken on a tour of the port by Capt. Ravindra Jayawickreme, CEO of Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS). He experienced a vantage view of the port from the 12th floor of the port’s administrative building and was also given an overview of the port’s future plans.

The Japanese delegation included Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Kenichi Suganuma and several other dignitaries, along with the Commander of Sri Lanka’s Southern Naval Base.

The picture shows Capt. Ravi Jayawickreme pointing out the naval installations within the port premises to Minister Itsunori Onodera.