POSTED AT 05:02 AM 11-10-2017
PM meets Finland’s Health Minister
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has met with Finland’s Social Services and Health Minister Pirkko Mattila, during his ongoing official state visit to the country.
Mattila had stated that the arrival of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister is very much appreciates, at a time when Finland is celebrating 100 years of freedom.
She further said that Sri Lanka and Finland shares the same values in the areas of democracy, human rights, equality, education and health.
Minister Mattila said that relationships between the two countries should be strengthened in development and entrepreneurship.
The efforts taken by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratna to strengthen the relationships in the field of health between the two countries were mentioned.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that both countries have a long history in the areas of free education and health. Based on these past experiences these services should continue catering to the needs of the present. Now it is time to strengthen these services, said the Prime Minister.
The PM and his delegation also visited AW Energy to study the generating of power using sea waves yesterday (09). They also visited Fortum, a company which has vast experience in waste management and recycling in industries, cities and communities and had a discussion.