India and Sri Lanka relations

With reference to the India and Sri Lanka relations, consider the following statements:

1. India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee on S&T Cooperation held for the first time on January 20, 2022.
2. Recently both countries extended the existing S&T cooperation for 3 more years.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A.1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: 2 only

Explanation: India and Sri Lanka extended the existing S&T cooperation for 3 more years, with focus on new areas like waste-water technologies, biotech, sustainable agriculture, aerospace engineering, robotics, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence, as well as industrial collaborations.

This was announced at the India-Sri Lanka 5th Joint Committee on S&T Cooperation held on January 20, 2022.

There are lot of opportunities available for bilateral cooperation.

India offers fellowships like India S&T fellowship, e-ITEC and both the countries can work through a number of multilateral platforms like BIMSTEC, which they are part of.

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