Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake with Canadian High Commissioner Shelley Whiting
The Canadian government has proposed to initiate an electricity generation project in Sri Lanka using liquefied natural gas (LNG), a Finance Ministry statement said.
This proposal was made by Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting at a meeting with Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in the parliament complex a few days ago, the
High Commissioner Whiting had said that the Canadian government could provide the technical assistance and other facilities required for this project.
She had further said that Sri Lanka had won the international confidence and therefore Canada would provide assistance for development projects of this nature.
Further discussions were held regarding the establishment of a branch of the Canadian Calgary University in Sri Lanka.
Prof. Janaka Ruwanpura of the Calgary University was also present during the discussion.