(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Tharaka Balasuriya, State Minister of Foreign Affairs had a successful discussion to implement the Sri Lanka Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), with the Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of National Development Sim Ann and held wide-ranging discussions on augmenting bilateral relations with a specific focus on trade and investment cooperation between the two countries on Wednesday (7) in Singapore.

Balsuriya also met Dr. Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications & Information of Singapore and discussed additional employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in the healthcare sector and cooperation between the two sides on the information technology sphere.

The two Ministers welcomed the recent visit to Sri Lanka of a delegation from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health Holdings, and the Singapore Nursing Board and conducting of a pilot recruitment project for nurses followed by an exploratory tour to better understand long-term recruitment opportunities.

State Minister Balasuriya was accompanied to the meetings by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Singapore Sashikala Premawardhane along with senior staff of the High Commission.

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