The Government of Japan has given the Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) project with a grant worth approximately Rs.429 million to improve the capacity building of representatives in the public sector.
A complete grant of 263 million Japanese Yen (approximately Rs.429 million) will be used to train and develop young public-sector executives at universities in Japan to qualify them as future domestic leaders in their respective areas. Under the initiative, 17 representatives from the public sector will be sent from 2020 to 2022 to pursue a2-year Master or PhD degree.
Their degree areas cover Public Policy, Public Finance, Economics, Environmental Management, Disaster Management and Climate Change. JDS Program has been supporting 137 public sector officials in Sri Lanka since its founding in 2010.
The notice exchange for the above-mentioned project was signed between H.E. at the Ministry of Finance on 17 July 2019. Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka Mr. Akira Sugiyama and Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga.