New Zealand pledges to develop milk production in Sri Lanka

Sep 20,2016 (LBO) – New Zealand says that it will extend its full assistance to develop the milk production sector in Sri Lanka, the finance ministry said in a statement.

“New Zealand expects to provide Sri Lanka new technology, industry expertise and certain grants to enable the island to improve its milk production,” Grahame Morton, New Zealand High Commissioner to Sri Lanka said.

The High Commissioner made these comments following a meeting with Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, Monday.

The Minister also pointed out that the New Zealand’s willingness to assist Sri Lanka is evidence of the current government’s flexible policies.

“Sri Lanka was distanced away from the rest of the world in the past but it is currently open to the world due to the friendly policies of the good governance administration.”

The proposed tour of New Zealand by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that has been scheduled for October was also discussed during the meeting.

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