The Foreign Minister and the rest of the delegation will visit a Canada-funded UNDP Project site, ‘Siddha Medicine Production Sales and Service Cooperative Society in the Jaffna District.
The Government of Canada, under a financial envelope of 6 Million Canadian Dollars, has partnered with two UN agencies - namely the United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization to strengthen agro economic sector in the North of Sri Lanka, under the ‘Agro-Economic Development Project’, which will benefit over 11,000 households across the Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts.
The Siddha Medicine Production, Sales and Service Centre, is equipped to improve product quality and to cater to the increasing demand of herbal medicinal products. The center will also include a research and library facility to provide knowledge and learning opportunities to Siddha Medicine undergraduates.
The Canadian Government continues to have a strong and longstanding partnership with the United Nations and is the third largest donor of UNDP Sri Lanka.