President Maithripala Sirisena leaves for International Solar Alliance conference

President Maithripala Sirisena leaves for International Solar Alliance conference

President Maithripala Sirisena leaves for International Solar Alliance conference

Written by Keshala Dias

10 Mar, 2018 | 12:00 pm

COLOMBO (News1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena left the island on an official visit to India, this morning.

The President’s Media Unit noted that the President left to participate for the first conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding members, at the joint invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Over thirty-two Heads of Government and high-level delegates are scheduled to attend the ISA conference which will be convened tomorrow, in New Delhi.

Sri Lanka became a founding member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on February 12, 2018.

The major objective of the ISA is to enable better harnessing of solar energy as an alternative energy source.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, at the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, President Sirisena will undertake a state visit to Japan from March 12 to March 17.


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