He added that ‘India and Sri Lanka going green is not a new motto and has always been part of their very existence with both countries only building on to the legacy.
Noting the efforts made by India and Sri Lanka towards building a greener and cleaner planet, High Commissioner mentioned that India and Sri Lanka are founding members of important initiatives such as International Solar Alliance, which focuses on renewables.
He said India has announced a USD 100 million credit line to develop solar projects in Sri Lanka.
Sandhu said both India and Sri Lanka have also been jointly funding research programmes in Science & Technology for close to a decade and are partners in South Asia satellite which aids socio-economic development and welfare needs of the region.
The theme of two-day symposium is ‘Development towards Sustainability’ and High Commissioner participated as the chief guest at the event.