The European Union and the United Nations continue to support development in Sri Lanka. The funds injected by these two organizations for development projects within the last five years were 112 million US dollars.
These details surfaced at the screening of a feature film depicting the development projects launched jointly by the European Union and the United Nations. Deputy Minister Neomal Perera was present. UN Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Neil Buhne said that they were able to make a productive contribution in Sri Lanka. The country was now moving towards a new development era. As such, Director, Asia and Central Asia – Europe Aid European Commission Dirk Meganck said they will continue to assist future development in Sri Lanka.
Meganck pointed out that the European Union and the United Nations had been supporting Sri Lanka for a long period. They assisted in the fields of education, housing and environmental conservation. He was satisfied that many Sri Lankans were reaping the dividends of these development projects. He pledged the support of the European Union and the United Nations for Sri Lanka to realize her development goals.