- Published on Friday, 13 July 2012 15:08
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The Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Government of India Jairam Ramesh yesterday (12) called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.
Foreign Affairs Minister Prof.G.L.Peiris, Secretary to President Lalith Weeratunga, Foreign Ministry Secretary K.Amunugama and Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K.Kantha were also present.
The Visiting Minister who was in Sri Lanka at the invitation of Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, shared the Indian experience with the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme at the Laxman Kadiragamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), in Colombo, yesterday (12).
According to Indian daily "The Hindu", asked about his last visit in February 2008, Ramesh has said, “The last time I was there we did the groundwork for cooperation in the power sector (Sampur Power Plant of NTPC, Grid connectivity). I also had some Indian companies like Mahindra, Virtusa, Arvind etc with me to scout for investment opportunities.”