South Korea supports Sri Lanka on environmental issues

Onlanka News
– By Janaka Alahapperuma
(Pix by: Chandana Perera)

Young June Park, South Korean Deputy Minister for Trade and Energy of Ministry of Knowledge Economy of South Korea has expressed his government’s support to implement measures to protect the environment and minimize the damaging issues which arise from the accelerated development programmes in Sri Lanka.

Korean Minister extended his government’s support when he called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Wednesday 23 February. Ministers Basil Rajapaksa, Prof. G.L. Peiris, and Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka, Dr. Choi Ki Chul were also present.

The visiting Minister also held discussions with the Minister of Environment Anura Priyadharshana Yapa at the Ministry of Environment. Their discussions focused on an environment friendly strategy on proper disposal of garbage resulting from the newly launched industries and trade hubs. Chairman of the Central Environment Authority Charitha Herath was also present at the discussions.

Deputy Minister also expressed Korea’s commitment to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries, especially, in investment and tourism sectors, in the discussion with the Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.