SL to support India’s SAARC satellite project

11 September 2015 04:57 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka has decided to support the SAARC satellite project to be launched by India, informed sources said yesterday.

The new government, in its very first Cabinet meeting, took a decision this effect and the agreement will be signed for the satellite project with the Indian authorities during Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India next week marking his first state visit to India since assuming duties in office.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Nepal in November, last year, announced India's decision to develop the satellite for the benefit of all SAARC countries in various fields including telecommunication and tele-medicine.

The project, cited by India as a gift to its SARRC neighbours, is to be completed next year.(Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 11

  • aja Friday, 11 September 2015 01:58 PM

    Anything Indian we jump now, no looking we are done .oops or we are forced to jump ???

    Sampath Saturday, 12 September 2015 04:07 PM

    This is a gift by India to SAARC countries. No investment from us. Read the news properly. Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhuttan are joining.

    saranapala Friday, 11 September 2015 03:09 PM

    My youngest son can go to space. Because I am a member of parliament.

    Sapu Friday, 11 September 2015 03:26 PM

    We will have more benefits that the rest of SAARC

    Sapu Friday, 11 September 2015 03:27 PM

    We are now independent with our own foreign policy to be friendly with our neighbours

    Lokka Friday, 11 September 2015 04:41 PM

    If its done by China you,all accept it what a narrow minded peopls

    Waco Friday, 11 September 2015 04:47 PM

    All vital informations are hidden from the people.

    Cheers Friday, 11 September 2015 05:00 PM

    First look after our people with benefits before looking after others

    garawi Friday, 11 September 2015 11:13 AM

    Just make sure that we the Sri lankans get proportional benefits to the investment! India always got the advantage of all the deals we have had with them!

    Lal Friday, 11 September 2015 11:19 AM

    how about informing the public first? what is the agreement really?

    krisna Friday, 11 September 2015 12:10 PM

    We are now colany of India. Yahapalana profits

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