Canada says links with Sri Lanka strong and deep

Shelley WhitingThe Canadian Government says its links with Sri Lanka, including the people to people links is both strong and deep.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting said that as High Commissioner she has seen first hand the strength and depth of the links that exist between Sri Lanka and Canada.

She was speaking at a ceremony held in Ampara to mark the 60th anniversary of the Hardy Advanced Technological Institute (HATI).

Professor Allen Evan Hardy, a professor in agricultural engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, was the founding director of the Hardy institute.

Shelley Whiting said that the Canadian High Commission in Colombo is trying to build on the legacy that professor Hardy left in Sri Lanka.

She says the priority areas of the High Commission in Sri Lanka are the agriculture and education sectors.

“Canada has a historic and continuing footprint in these sectors already and there is great potential to enhance our trade relationship further,” he added.

She also said that the High Commission will be hosting a trade delegation from Saskatchewan in the next two months. (Colombo Gazette)