Colombo, March 8 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be attending the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and the Solar Summit to be held in New Delhi on March 11. He will be leaving Colombo for Nrw Delhi on March 10, the Sri Lankan Presidential Secretariat said on Thursday.
About 500 delegated will be attending the conference including 30 Heads of State and Government.
An invitation to grace the conference, jointly signed by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of France Emmanuel Macron, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena jointly by the High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and the Ambassador of France Jean-Marin Schuh on February 23.
Sri Lanka signed the Framework Agreement on ISA on January 31, 2018 in New Delhi. With the completion of the ratification process ri Lanka is now a full member of the ISA.
President Sirisena had attended the launch of ISA at the COP-21 in Paris on 30 November 2015. The ISA was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the then President of France Francois Hollande.
The ISA is a coalition of 121 solar resource rich countries (lying fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn) to address their energy needs, through a common platform for collaboration, for achieving speed, scale and skills for deploying available solar technologies; facilitating strategic and collaborative solar R&D; and lowering the cost of finance for solar projects and capacity building.
The ISA aims to mobilize more than US $ 1 trillion of investments needed by 2030 for massive deployment of solar energy.
(The featured image shows Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena receiving the Indian Prime Minister’s letter inviting him to attend the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference in New Delhi on March 11 ,2018)