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* Sri Lanka Prime Minister meets Norwegian business community, looks into automated warehousing
Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 07:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 04, Oslo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is on an official visit to Norway has met with the business community in Oslo Wednesday.

During the meeting organized by a Sri Lankan and Norwegian businessmen engaged in trade between Sri Lanka and Norway, the Prime Minister focused on how to broaden and systematically maintain the business activities between the two countries.

Drawing attention of the Prime Minister to the problems that have arisen during the trade practices, the Norwegian businessmen discussed solutions that can be taken promptly to resolve the issues and boost the trade.

The Premier noted that Sri Lanka looks to strengthen the relationship between the two countries as the government continues to progress its plans to build international relationships and grow trade and investment.

Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa, MP Kavinda Jayawardena and MP Hesha Vithanage also participated in the discussions.

The Prime Minister also visited the XXL storage complex in Oslo Wednesday and inspected the cutting edge robotics at work. The automated warehouse uses robots to store, package and ship goods to XXL stores and online shoppers.

The robotics functions are run by the high technology company for warehouse solutions Element Logics and the software engineering firm Tiqri.

The automated operation allows quick and efficient storage as well as repacking and reshipping.

The company explained that garments, other products as well as fish, vegetables and fruits could be stored and packaged.

"We have already drawn up preliminary plans for the establishment of such stores for the development of the fisheries sector," Minister Vijith Wijayamuni Soysa said.

He said the background has been prepared to establish such a robot-technology controlled warehouse in December with the cooperation of the two Norwegian companies.

 

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