[lg policy] Sri Lanka, India sign agreements on language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 8 14:15:21 UTC 2013

Sri Lanka, India sign agreements on power plant, language policy
Mon, Oct 7, 2013, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India today inked a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) on assistance for a trilingual policy and eight
agreements related to the establishment of a coal power plant in Sampur of
Trincomalee district.

The agreements were signed at the Presidential Secretariat in the presence
of the External Affairs Ministers of India Salman Khurshid and his Sri
Lankan counterpart Prof. G.L. Peiris.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Technical Assistance in support
of the 10 year National Plan for a Trilingual Sri Lanka was signed by the
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and the High Commissioner of
India in Colombo Y. K. Sinha.

 The MoU envisages assistance in development of Trilingual (Sinhala, Tamil,
English) training skills and expertise in Sri Lanka under which Government
of India would provide 180 man days of expert services per year in teaching
technique and extend training to 45 Sri Lankan Master Trainers/year for
three years starting from 2013.

The eight agreements signed today pertain to various aspects of the power
project to set up a coal fired power project of 500 MW capacity through
Trincomalee Power Company Limited (TPCL), a 50:50 Joint Venture between
India's NTPC Ltd and the Ceylon Electricity Board of Sri Lanka (CEB).

 These included a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), a Land Lease Agreement
(LLA), a Coal Supply Agreement (CSA), an Implementation Agreement (IA),
Agreement with Sri Lanka Board of Investment (BOI), Deed of Adherence,
Extension Joint Venture Agreement (JVA), and Extension Memorandum of
Agreement (MOA).

Ministers Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Basil Rajapaksa and Pavithra
Wanniarachchi were also present at the signing.


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