Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay in a meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahindra Rajapaksa said that New Delhi was ready for further cooperation with Colombo. Baglay said that as per Sri Lanka’s requirements, India is ready for collaboration with Colombo in water, sanitation, agriculture and manufacturing. After the Virtual Bilateral Summit (VBS) between the Prime Minister’s of India and Sri Lanka, Bagley met Rajapaksa for the first time. In a statement, Gopal Bagley said that Thursday’s meeting provided an excellent opportunity to followup on the implementation of the decisions taken in that high-level interaction last month. Taking to Twitter, Rajapaksa wrote that the possibility to collaborate with PM Modi’s ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ was explored in the meeting. ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’ was launched by PM Modu on August 15, 2019. This project aims to provide a safe and adequate water connection to every household in the rural areas of the country by 2024. In another subsequent tweet, PM Rajapaksa has requested the H.C. to look for opportunities in the pharmaceutical sector and encourage Indian investors to establish manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka. As per the Indian High Commission statement, Bagley responded positively to the suggestions made by the PM Rajapaksa for Indian investment in research and manufacturing in Sri Lanka.