UK, South Korea and Egypt to support multiple sectors in SL


The United Kingdom, South Korea and Egypt have agreed to support Sri Lanka in several sectors including energy, tourism, foreign employment and technology.

This was assured during a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (31).

Lord Michael Naseby, member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament, praised the government’s interest in renewable energy generation during his meeting with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Lord Naseby added that he would assure UK’s support in generating power from solar and other renewable energy sources.

Presenting President Rajapaksa with the book “Paradise Lost: Paradise Regained” authored by him, Lord Naseby recalled his close relationship with Sri Lanka since the time he was a youth.

Rajapaksa too, commended Naseby for standing up for Sri Lanka and raising his voice on behalf of the island in UK Parliament.

Meanwhile, South Korea’s Minister for Government Policy Coordination Koo Yun-Cheol informed the President that his government is focused on providing more employment opportunities to Sri Lankans in South Korea, adding that he will provide the maximum support to encourage South Korean entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka and introduce Korea’s latest technology to the country.

While thanking the South Korean Minister for development and other assistance received thus far, President Rajapaksa also took the opportunity to highlight the opportunities available for value-added products using Sri Lankan raw materials.

Egyptian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Maged Mosleh, while recalling the 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations during his visit to Rajapaksa, said that Sri Lanka can attract the attention of Egyptian tourists by establishing special tourist zones. He also assured full support to Sri Lanka at international fora.

Korean Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jeong Woonjin, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs of Korea Ryoo Dae- Young, Presidential Secretary Gamini Senarath and President Chief Advisor Lalith Weeratungawere also present at the meeting.