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High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Gopal Baglay called on Hon’ble Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Minister of Water Supply today.

High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Gopal Baglay called on Hon’bleVasudeva Nanayakkara, Minister of Water Supply today. The HighCommissioner conveyed that India attaches very high priority to furtherstrengthening bilateral relations with Sri Lanka in all spheres. He pointedout that this was reiterated in the recently held Virtual Bilateral Summitbetween the Prime Ministers of the two countries.

2. Dwelling on the significance of areas pertaining to water andsanitation, the High Commissioner noted India’s experience andachievements particularly over the last six years under NationalMissions. He apprised the Hon’ble Minister of the broad outlines ofconceptualization and implementation of nation-wide sanitation andwater programmes in India, with community participation.

3. Hon’ble Minister outlined the priorities of Government of Sri Lankain these areas, particularly for schools and water-scarcity areas. Hewelcomed the prospect of sharing experience with India in specificaspects, including for creating community infrastructure and capacitybuilding.

4. The High Commissioner stressed that India is ready to partner SriLanka as per Sri Lanka’s requirements in these priority areas whichtouch upon the lives of the common people.

Colombo

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October 12, 2020

 
 
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