|Sri Lanka,Belgium new trade ties|
Expand air travel between Sri Lanka and Belgium
The agreement followed a meeting between Awex and economic development minister Basil Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka, where they discussed finding markets for Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish, natural flowers and fish products through the expansion of air links between the two countries.
The Minister attention was also drawn to local drinking water projects( in progress at Balangoda, Embilipitiya and Padaviya) already under way with Belgium’s assistance. He stressed the need for extending these projects to other areas of Sri Lanka to prevent kidney diseases that have become a serious health hazard due to the lack of clean water.