A Journey in Harmony commemorative volume launched
The Japanese Graduate Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS)
launched a special 60th anniversary commemorative volume A Journey in
Harmony: Sixty Years of Japan-Sri Lanka Relations featuring
contributions from academics on Japan - Sri Lanka relations as Sri Lanka
and Japan commemorated 60 years of diplomatic relations.
The launch was held at the Bandaranaike Center for International
Studies (BCIS) on December 21 with a gathering including ambassador
Nobuhito Hobo, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilake
Amunugama and JAGAAS president Merrick Goonaratne.
A Journey in Harmony: Sixty Years of Japan-Sri Lanka Relations is
edited by Colombo University Management and Finance Faculty Dean Prof H
D Karunaratne who is also the JAGASS Secretary.
Contributors for the volume are Prof H D Karunaratne, Dr Saman
Kelegama, Prof N S Cooray, Dr M S Dassanayake, Dr. Kumudini Dissanayake,
Dr K A S P Kaluarachchi, Prof Dharma de Silva, Dr Mangala de Zoysa, Dr
Makoto Inoue, Prof A M T P Athauda, Dr Mohamed Esham, Dr Thilak T
Ranasinghe, Prof Patrick M F Ratnayake, Tomonari Kuroda, Dr K
Kumarasinghe, Dr N N J Nawaratne, Vidya Abhayagunawardena and Ruki
The book was reviewed by University Grant Commission member Prof
Sampath Amarathunga who is also the Dean, Faculty of Management Studies
and Commerce University of Sri Jayawardenapura Sri Lanka at the book
JAGAAS was established 20 years ago. The association provides a forum
for interaction among those who have completed their postgraduate
studies in Japan.
JAGAAS members are drawn from the academic community as well as the
state services and business sector.
JAGAAS has been in the forefront of promoting and enhancing linkages
between Japan and Sri Lanka in the cultural and socioeconomic spheres.