High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Milinda Moragoda meets the Indian Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya; seeks to deepen health sector cooperation PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 08 February 2023 12:23

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda met the Minister of Health & Family Welfare of India Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya today (08) in New Delhi. Minister Mandaviya holds the portfolio of Chemicals & Fertilizers as well.

Minister Mandaviya warmly welcomed High Commissioner Moragoda. During the discussion that followed, the Minister and the High Commissioner focused on a range of issues pertaining to health sector, including the ways and means through which the existing cooperation between Sri Lanka and India in the health sector could be broadened and deepened.

The issues discussed included obtaining assistance in expediting the process for Sri Lankan importers procuring medicines from India, effective and efficient utilization of the existing Indian line of credit to purchase essential medicines, and a possible government to government mechanism to procure medicines from India. High

Commissioner Moragoda also requested the Indian Health Minister to explore the possibility of providing post-doctoral training opportunities for Sri Lankan medical professionals in Indian medical institutions.

Further, potential opportunities for Indian companies to establish Joint Ventures and bring in investments for establishing pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in designated zones in Sri Lanka were also discussed.

High Commissioner Moragoda also thanked Minister Mandaviya for the assistance extended by his Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers to materialize a line of credit of USD 55 million last year to purchase Sri Lanka’s requirement of urea for the Yala paddy cultivation season.

A Rajya Sabha MP from the State of Gujarat, Minister Mandaviya took charge as the Minister of Health & Family Welfare in July 2021 with the additional charge of the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. Previously, he had served as the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi

08 February 2023