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A meeting between Milinda Moragoda and the Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

A meeting between Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda and Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandavia was held in New Delhi on the 8th. India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is also under Minister Mansukh Mandavia.

In the discussion between the Minister and Milinda Moragoda, attention was paid to many matters related to the health sector, including methods to expand the existing cooperation between Sri Lanka and India in the field of health.

Accordingly, it is stated that, it was discussed there to get support for Sri Lankan importers to speed up the process of purchasing medicines from India, to effectively and efficiently use the line of credit given by India to the country for purchasing essential medicines and to create a government-to-government transaction mechanism for buying medicines from India.

Also, the High Commissioner has asked the Indian Health Minister to look into the possibility of providing post-graduate study opportunities for Sri Lankan doctors in Indian medical colleges.

The opportunities for Indian companies to start joint ventures and bring investments to establish pharmaceutical factories in selected areas of Sri Lanka have also been discussed here.

In addition, High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda has thanked Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for the support given by the Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in obtaining a loan amount of US$ 55 million last year to purchase urea fertilizer for rice cultivation in the last spring season.

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