University  dons including engineers at the University of Moratuwa say that the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ECTA) must be viewed with a broader sense than through the narrow confines of a land boundary.

Professor Ajith de Alwis at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, said that anyone has to be more rational about the matter.
“One should, however, not sacrifice one’s qualities and values in the process,” he noted.

“There can be synergy and benefits accrued from cooperation agreements. There is the right to work and movement which cannot be curtailed. We must strengthen our institutions. We must be open. We cannot run a country as a closed shop. Professionals must not overestimate the issue”.

He said the need for networks of industrial clinics must also be highlighted.