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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today requested the UK to provide technical assistance to study and evaluate the damage caused to the environment by the X-Press Pearl Vessel.

He made the request when British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton called on him at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

The High Commissioner commended the government’s efforts taken to control the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed views on the assistance that can be provided for the vaccination drive. 

She also drew attention to the contribution the UK Government can provide to the President’s efforts to create a trade economy.

High Commissioner Halton agreed to exchange technical know-how to support the Government’s programme to generate 80% of the country’s energy from renewable energy sources by 2030 and to assist in the storage and transmission of solar energy.

The High Commissioner commended the President’s decision to safeguard the environment by focusing on the use of organic fertilisers. 

The government has made plans to increase the forest cover from 20.8% to 30%. The High Commissioner also paid attention to provide the knowledge and discussed the methods required for this.

The President explained about the Geneva Resolution as well as the steps taken by the government to resolve land issues and other matters.

First Secretary of the British High Commission Andrew Price, Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Foreign Secretary Admiral Jayanath Colombage were also present.

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  • Wonder Man Friday, 04 June 2021 06:30 PM

    why not Chinese!!!

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 04 June 2021 08:34 PM

    Waited to close the barn door after the horse has bolted.

    GGT Saturday, 05 June 2021 12:32 AM

    Dear Sir, the Westerners are seemingly the THREAD PULLER of this very incident behind.

    Mithula Saturday, 05 June 2021 08:39 AM

    You have failed the people who voted for you in every way. Thank you for the suffering you are inflicting on Srilankans. You are a foreigner so you don’t care.

    N SENA Saturday, 05 June 2021 09:27 AM

    LOOKING OUT FOR AVENUES TO CLAIM MAXIMUM DAMAGES FROM THE OWNERS

    sunil Saturday, 05 June 2021 10:14 AM

    why your Chinese friends cannot help?

    lalith Saturday, 05 June 2021 10:16 AM

    when in real trouble only the West and Europe can help-Tsunami- no help from Chinese Ship on fire-UK AZ-US PPE for Covid-US, Australia

    Punchi Banda Saturday, 05 June 2021 10:49 AM

    The repository of all knowledge is with our Theros and scriptures and mullahs and in the Koran. We should solicit their expertise for any scientific forensic analysis of this incident

    Ding dong Saturday, 05 June 2021 03:10 PM

    Are Sri lankans unskilled?


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