Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week expressed India’s wish to fast track implementation of the country’s joint ventures in Sri Lanka. The Indian Premier expressed these views during his meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Delhi last week. Modi and wickremesinghe were engaged in a bilateral discussion on Thursday (23) during which they discussed various topics including strengthening economic ties between both nations.

Modi pointed out that it would not only improve Sri Lanka’s economic assets but would also add to job creation. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had said Sri Lanka was ready to take all steps needed to fast track joint venture projects between the countries and that they were working on speedily resolving many of the current obstacles. Modi also assured Wickremesinghe that India would extend its complete support to the digital transformation of the education sector in the country, as Sri Lanka celebrates 70 years of Independence. “India, he said would prepare an information technology cooperation agreement to assist in the pilot project of providing school children with tabs and help prepare the necessary databases for Sinhala and Tamil instruction,” Modi had said. The Indian PM pointed out that it was important to implement development programmes to fulfil the aspirations of the youth and thus the two Premiers discussed challenges in implementation of such plans.