India and Sri Lanka signed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) in the health sector and renovation of schools.
Under the MoU on health, India will construct a surgical unit at the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital in the island nation’s Eastern province and supply medical equipment. In the second MoU, India will aid in the renovation of 27 schools in the Northern Province.
The MoUs were signed in the ninth session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission that was co-chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera.
The India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission was established in 1992 as an effective mechanism to address matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation.
Sushma Swaraj was on a two day visit to Sri Lnaka where she will call on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former president Chandrika Kumaratunga.
Also, she will inaugurate a “Rise of Digital India” exhibition as part of “Sangam – Festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-16”.