Colombo, December 9 (newsin.asia): Indian executives and workers were involved in the agencies implementing the 100 MW wind power plant project, Sri Lanka’s largest in this category, at Thambapawani in Mannar.
The plant was dedicated to Sri Lanka by its Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Tuesday. India’s Deputy High Commissioner Vinod Jacob attended the grand opening ceremony.
The Deputy High Commissioner had undertaken a two- day visit to Mannar and Jaffna from December 7 to 8 December. During the visit, he inspected the progress at the ongoing conIndiastruction of Indian project for the construction of 144 transit houses for pilgrims at the Mannar Madu Church and at the upgrading of the historic Thirukeeteshwaram Temple.
An MoU for the construction of transit houses at Mannar Madu Church was signed in August 2020 and is projected to be completed by September 2021 at an expected cost of SLR 290 million. At the Thirukeeteshwaram Temple, the Government of India has completed restoration of the Mahamandapam and other works at a total cost of more than SLR 320 million.
These two projects are an important part of the continuing and highly successful development cooperation partnership between India and Sri Lanka.
On December 7, Deputy High Commissioner Jacob called on the Most Rev. Bishop of Mannar, Dr. Emmanuel Fernando, and exchanged views on the potential for development cooperation in the Mannar region.
(Photo shows Deputy High Commissioner Vinod Jacob at the signing of an MOU for transit housing for pilgrims at Madu Church in Mannar district)