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)