Sri Lanka and India signed six memorandums of understanding yesterday (28) during a meeting the visiting minister Dr. S. Jaishankar had with his Sri Lankan counterpart Prof. G.L. Peiris.
According to the Indian High Commission in Colombo, bilateral documents in diverse areas were signed by the two nations.
One of them is on the implementation of a Sri Lanka unique digital identity with India’s grant assistance.
Two others deal with providing maritime rescue coordination centre and on the implementation of hybrid power projects in three islands off Jaffna.
Cooperation in the development of fisheries harbours in Sri Lanka and the establishment of modern computer labs and smart boards with customized curriculum software in 200 schools in Galle District are also included.
Another MOU has been signed between the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service and the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute.
During their talks, the two ministers covered the entire gamut of bilateral engagement.
Later, 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.”