Sri Lanka stressed on the need for greater government ownership of aid utilization and for capacity building, at an international aid harmonization conference between Colombo and Tokyo, on Tuesday.
Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, presented Sri Lankas country perspective on the ongoing harmonization work, said press release from the Japan-World Bank Distance Learning Partnership Project.rn
rnAt the video conference from the Distance Learning Cente r(DLC), on aid harmonization, Dr. Jayasundera emphasized the need for greater government ownership and capacity building. rn
rnMeanwhile, Japanese funding Agencies and the Asian Development Bank discussed how to increase collaboration among the three main donors to assist development efforts in Sri Lanka. rn
rnldblquote Mr.John Cooney, Country Director, ADB; Mr. Shinya Ejima, Chief Representative, JBIC, Mr. Sakata Hideki, Deputy Resident Representative, JAICA spoke on the increased collaboration among the three main donor organizat