India has expressed willingness to continue to invest in Sri Lanka to generate more power from sustainable sources of energy.
These views were expressed by Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay at an event on Wednesday (11).
In his remarks, the High Commissioner listed out India’s achievements in sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals.
Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he underlined that important steps towards sustainability such as reuse, recycle, re-design, remanufacture etc have been a part of India’s cultural ethos.
Baglay highlighting that Sri Lanka has abundant renewable energy potential, stated that India will continue to invest in Sri Lanka to generate more power from sustainable sources of energy.
He noted that education has been a key area of cooperation between India and Sri Lanka.
He said the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has commenced extension of their Masters Courses in Sri Lanka Technical Campus and in addition, hundreds of fully-funded scholarships are offered to Sri Lankan students, ranging from undergraduate to doctoral studies across disciplines every year.
Baglay added that financial assistance schemes are separately offered to students from economically weaker sections pursuing their studies in Sri Lanka.