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UK to support SL’s “Climate Prosperity Plan”


The “Climate Prosperity Plan” will be implemented in Sri Lanka with the technical and practical assistance that Great Britain is willing to offer.

According to the President’s Media Division, Lisa Whanstall, the Deputy High Commissioner of Great Britain to Sri Lanka, said that Great Britain appreciates the steps Sri Lanka has done to address climate change and will work to give the required technical and academic help in the future.

This conversation took place on Wednesday in the Presidential Secretariat between the British Deputy High Commissioner and Ruwan Wijewardene, the President’s Senior Climate Change Advisor.

Whanstall added that she will give the International University on Climate Change the support it needs to be established as per President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s directives.

The Deputy British High Commissioner also lauded Sri Lanka’s renewable energy program and emphasized that it is a well-planned move for the nation’s future.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s planned climate change initiatives were discussed by Ruwan Wijewardene, who also announced that the Act on Climate Change would soon be submitted to Parliament.

In addition, Wijewardene announced that a climate change office would be set up in Sri Lanka to research climate change in the area and that required countermeasures would be devised.

On the recommendation of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, he continued, the administration has already focused on green hydrogen energy, and it has plans to further enhance Sri Lanka’s potential for renewable energy.

They also talked about Sri Lanka’s forthcoming 75th Independence Day celebrations.

Sajana Suriyarachchi, Director of Presidential Coordination, and Andrew Price, Head of the British Government’s Prosperity Group, were also in attendance.

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