Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha was warmly welcomed at the Air Port by the Ambassador of Kanasi Akira Meera, Japanese ambassador to Sri lanka Konichi Sugunuma and Sri lankan ambassador to Japan Professor Dhammika Ganganath Dissanayka.
The Premier is visiting Japan on the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The Prime Minister will deliver a special lecture at the inaugural ceremony of Japan Science and Technology Association's annual sessions in Kyoto and will later proceed to Tokyo where he is expected to address the Japanese Parliament.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will meet with his Japanese Counterpart and also the Emperor of Japan.
Prime Minister Wickramasingha is scheduled to hold 2 meetings with Japanese Premier.
The first meeting will be held tomorrow at Kiyotha while the 2nd meeting will be held on the 6th in Tokyo.
Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Mangala Samaraweera and Ravi Karunanayaka are also scheduled to join the Prime Ministers delegation.