India assures commitment to bilateral relation

Indian HC announces commitment to bilateral relations with SL

by Staff Writer 28-11-2018 | 11:34 AM
COLOMBO (News 1st) - The Indian High Commission announced that India remains committed to further strengthening the bilateral partnership with Sri Lanka based on Sri Lanka’s own choices and priorities. The Indian High Commission said that the 1990 Emergency Ambulance Service, which was expanded island-wide recently under Indian grant assistance, has been making good progress. The service has been available in the Northern Province since July; in Uva since August; in North Central Province since September; in North Western Province since October; and in the Central Province since November 2018. The service is now available in seven Provinces. On the request of the Sri Lankan Government, the service was initially launched in 2016 in the Western and Southern Provinces on a grant of USD 7.56 million from the Indian government. This grant included purchase of 88 ambulances, operational expenditure of the service for one year and setting up of an emergency response centre.