Written by Zulfick Farzan
29 Mar, 2022 | 1:47 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has pushed aside China and given the nod to India to develop three Sri Lankan wind farms on islets between the countries.
This can be seen as a victory for New Delhi after the project was taken away from a Chinese firm.
Sri Lanka and India have signed six Memorandums of Understanding on Monday (28) when Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar called on his Sri Lankan counterpart Professor G. L. Peiris in Colombo.
The MoUs are :
Following the talks with Minister G. L Peiris, Dr. Jaishankar tweeted “Concluded productive talks with Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris of Sri Lanka.”
“Discussed economic recovery, our development partnership, mutual security, fishermen’s issues, and international coordination,” he added.
A $12 million project to build wind turbines on three small islands in the Palk Strait between southern India and Sri Lanka was awarded to a Chinese firm in 2019, with funding lined up from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
But after Indian protests about Chinese activity so close to its coast, work never began and the project on the islets of Nainativu, Analaitivu, and Delft was later scrapped.
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