Japan provides school meals in Northern Sri Lanka through WFP

Sept 13, 2016 (LBO) – The Government of Japan will provide 230 million Japanese Yen (330 million rupees) as food grant assistance to Sri Lanka for school meals in the Northern Province through World Food Programm’s Food Assistance Program.

From 2012 to 2015, the Government of Japan has provided food grant assistance amounting to 740 million Japanese Yen to the Government of Sri Lanka through the WFP in order to sustain the Schools Meals Program.

Good nutrition is a major factor in physical as well as mental growth of children and supporting this program is of much importance to the welfare of Sri Lanka’s future generation, a statement said.

The signing of the grant agreement took place in Rome on September 09th, 2016 between H.E. Kazuyoshi Umemoto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Italy and Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme.