Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the occasion of Expansion of Emergency Ambulance Service over the entire Island in Sri Lank to mark another major achievement in the development partnership of India and Sri Lanka.
Notably, PM Modi is addressing the gathering from India only via live video while Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe was connected from Jaffna. PM Modi and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe e-flagged the National Emergency Ambulance service all over Sri Lanka.
On the event, the Indian PM termed the project as a major achievement and wrote said: “I am happy that this is the occasion when the National Emergency Ambulance service is being extended all over Sri Lanka. This event marks another major achievement in the development partnership of India and Sri Lanka,”
PM Modi while expressing that his Sri Lankan counterpart discussed the necessity to him and then they started to think about the same. “PM Wickremesinghe spoke to me about setting up such a system, during my visit to Sri Lanka in 2015. I'm very happy that in July 2016, the first phase of this service began in Southern & Western provinces” ANI quoted him.
On the completion of the second phase of the project, PM Modi proclaimed that India has completed its promises on time. He stated: “During my visit last year, I had promised that India will work for expanding the pre-hospital Emergency Ambulance Service all over Sri Lanka. I am happy that India has fulfilled its promise in a timely manner & we have marked the beginning of the 2nd phase of the Service”