The Government of Thailand has pledged to develop the inland fishery industry in Sri Lanka. The President who is in New York to participate in the 65th UN General Assembly Annual Sessions met the Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva .
The Thai Prime Minister expressed willingness to help Sri Lanka acquire the knowledge and experience needed to improve the inland fishery industry in Sri Lanka. The talks which lasted about one hour also dealt at length on the development that is taking place in Sri Lanka. The Thai Prime Minister focused special attention on the vast improvement achieved in the irrigation industry.
Leaders of countries such as Malawi, Saudi Arabia and Serbia extended their greetings to the President for enthroning peace in the island after routing terrorism.