Written by Lethonkie Fernando
14 Mar, 2020 | 7:53 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st):- In a tweet today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed, that the leadership of SAARC nations chalks out a strong strategy to fight the Coronavirus.
He added, ”We could discuss, via video conferencing, ways to keep our citizens healthy and together, we can set an example to the world, and contribute to a healthier planet.”
I would like to propose that the leadership of SAARC nations chalk out a strong strategy to fight Coronavirus.
We could discuss, via video conferencing, ways to keep our citizens healthy.
Together, we can set an example to the world, and contribute to a healthier planet.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2020
Responding to this proposal, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa thanked the Indian Prime Minister for his initiative and said Sri Lanka is ready to join the discussion & share our learnings & best practices, and to learn from other SAARC members as well.
Thank you for the great initiative Shri @narendramodi – #LKA is ready to join the discussion & share our learnings & best practices and to learn from other #SAARC members. Let’s unite in solidarity during these trying times and keep our citizens safe. https://t.co/fAiT5w3O8D
— Gotabaya Rajapaksa (@GotabayaR) March 13, 2020
Meanwhile, the 33 Sri Lankan students who were flown back to the country have penned a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, thanking the president for his straight forward decision.
The students, in their letter to the president also expressed their regret, over the various demands and allegations made by Sri Lankans arriving from overseas, regarding the quarantine process.
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