India backs Uthuru Vasanthaya
Sri Lanka and India signed an agreement on construction to undertake
the rebuilding of public and private infrastructure, buildings and
utilities under the massive rehabilitation and reconstruction program in
the North, Uthuru Vasanthaya, issuing a press release, the Construction
and Engineering Services Ministry said yesterday.
The agreement between the Ministry's construction sector arm ICTAD
and India's Construction Industry Development Council was signed before
Minister Rajitha Senaratne at the Ministry on Wednesday.
The Indian council is the national institute on building and
construction based in New Delhi and will assist the local building and
construction to make use of the latest technologies and assist in the
mass scale construction of buildings and infrastructure in the North
while contributing to the national economy, it said. The Minister said
India and Sri Lanka enjoyed relations going as far back as 2,500 years
and the friendly cooperation extended by India in the rehabilitation and
reconstruction program of the North was appreciated by the Government
and the people of Sri Lanka.