Cuba has offered to help Sri Lanka with technology to manufacture medicinal items from drumsticks or Murunga (scientific name; Moringa oleifera), a statement from the Education Ministry said.
Cuban ambassador Andress Marcelo Gonzalez Garrido said this when he called on Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardane. According to the statement, the ambassador said Cuba was manufacturing medicinal capsules and powder from properties of Murunga trees. He said such technology could be offered to Sri Lanka where Murunga is abundantly grown.
The ambassador said it would be beneficial for both the countries to promote exchanges between the universities of the two countries. The Minister sought assistance from Cuba to promote the teaching of Spanish language in Sri Lanka.