Jan 08, Colombo: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu who is on a visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena said he was highly impressed with the progress made by Sri Lanka in many fields, especially in education and health.
Chief Minister Naidu, who arrived in the island Saturday to participate in the celebrations to mark President Sirisena's second anniversary in office, held discussions with the President after his arrival. Sri Lankan President hosted a dinner in honor of the chief Minister at the President's House in Colombo yesterday.
Andhra Chief Minister said that he was keen to study Sri Lanka's successes in education and health in order to emulate them in his state.
President Sirisena congratulated the Chief Minister for the rapid progress made by Andhra Pradesh under his tenure. He said that Sri Lanka was impressed by Mr Naidu's plans for poverty alleviation and added that there are many programs that could provide guidance to his plans for poverty eradication in Sri Lanka.
Mr Naidu said that the information technology is now essential for every sphere and said that the bad effects of IT could be discarded through enhancing good use of IT.
The Chief Minister delivered the keynote address at the 'Compassionate Governance - A Stable Country: The Dawn of Three Years in Sustainability' ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the government at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference hall Sunday.