Written by Amani Nilar
23 Aug, 2021 | 2:44 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay and the Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris discussed about the implementation of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner called on the new Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris after his assumption of duties recently.
The Foreign Minister Peiris expressed appreciation and continuous support being provided by India for combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked the Government of India for supplying emergency consignments of liquid oxygen from east Indian ports, using Indian naval ships.
The Foreign Minister also appreciated the offer of US$ 15 million by the Government of India to preserve and promote Buddhist cultural sites in Sri Lanka and expressed interest in early implementation of the offer.
Both sides also discussed on the possibility of the early convening of the Indo-Lanka Joint Commission, which was last convened in 2016. It was agreed that the six Working Groups under the Joint Commission, covering specific subject areas under education, science & technology, tourism, trade & investment, fisheries and the power sector, should meet at the earliest opportunity.
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