Feb 01, 2017

Japan confers prestigious decoration on Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

The Government of Japan has conferred Speaker Karu Jayasuriya with “The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun”

This is the first occasion where this honour has been conferred upon a Sri Lankan.

Even though arrangements were made to award the Order of the Rising Sun by Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace of Japan on the 08th of November 2016, Mr.  Jayasuriya was unable to attend the ceremony due to the demise of his younger daughter.

Therefore, the order was awarded to Karu Jayasuriya by the Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka - Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, at a special function held at the Japanese Embassy in Colombo last evening (31).

According to the Japanese Government the award is a recognition of Mr. Jayasuriya’s significant contribution in promoting bilateral relations between Japan and Sri Lanka.