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Western Australia Premier discusses renewable energy, agricultural development with President

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe who is on an official visit to Australia at the invitation of the India Foundation and the Australian Government, to attend the Seventh Indian Ocean Conference met Western Australia Premier Roger Cook in Perth yesterday.

During the discussions, the Premier conveyed his State’s keen interest in renewable energy and agricultural development, along with establishing direct aviation connections between Sri Lanka and Perth. He emphasized Perth’s strategic location on the Indian Ocean as an opportunity for South Asian nations to foster closer ties with the broader Australian region.

President Wickremesinghe highlighted Sri Lanka’s on-going efforts to develop its renewable energy sector, while underscoring the country’s vast potential in this area. Additionally, the President outlined Sri Lanka’s modernization programme in agriculture and extended an invitation to the Western Australian Premier to promote investment in this sector.

President Wickremesinghe invited the Premier to visit Sri Lanka and explore the investment opportunities in the country.

Accompanying the President were Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry PC, Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia Chitranganee Wagiswara, MPs Chinthaka Mayadunna, Ishak Rahuman, International Affairs Director Dinouk Colombage and Rishan de Silva.

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