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Feasibility examine on proposal to determine land connectivity with India in last phases, says Sri Lankan President


Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe. File
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Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe mentioned on Sunday that the feasibility examine on a proposal to determine land connectivity with India is in its last phases.

Mr. Wickremesinghe, who was travelling within the northeastern district of Mannar to examine the event work within the area, mentioned that the preliminary work of the feasibility examine was over and the ultimate section could be accomplished quickly.

This proposal and the prospect of an influence grid connection between the 2 nations are more likely to be mentioned through the go to of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to Lanka this week.

Mr. Wickremesinghe mentioned a business enterprise to promote the surplus renewable power to India would even be mentioned through the minister’s go to.

On Saturday, the Lankan overseas ministry right here introduced that Jaishankar would arrive in Colombo on June 20.

However, there was no official announcement on Jaishankar’s go to from India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

If confirmed, this might be Jaishankar’s first official stand-alone go to overseas after he was appointed India’s External Affairs Minister within the new authorities early this month.

Officials right here confirmed that each one Indian tasks in Sri Lanka, together with the Adani group’s wind energy mission in Mannar and the creation of an industrial zone within the japanese port district of Trincomalee, could be mentioned through the go to.

Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda has been quoted as saying within the native media that Sri Lanka would elevate the contentious challenge of unlawful fishing in Sri Lankan waters by Indian fishing, together with backside trawling.

The Palk Strait, a slender strip of water separating Tamil Nadu from Sri Lanka, is a wealthy fishing floor for fishermen from each international locations.

Fishermen from each international locations are arrested continuously for inadvertently trespassing into one another’s waters.

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