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President Ranil Wickremesinghe Meets Elon Musk to Discuss Starlink Implementation in Sri Lanka

President Ranil Wickremesinghe met with billionaire and investor Elon Musk on the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum High-Level Meeting in Indonesia. During their meeting, Wickremesinghe and Musk discussed the implementation of ‘Starlink’ in Sri Lanka.

The President’s Media Division (PMD) stated that Sri Lanka is committed to expediting the application process to connect the country to the global Starlink network. Minister Jeevan Thondaman, accompanying the President on his two-day visit to Indonesia, tweeted, “President and Elon discussed Sri Lanka’s recovery, economic potential, and new opportunities for investment. Great to have two visionary leaders come together for Sri Lanka.”

Elon Musk arrived in Bali, Indonesia, to launch the Starlink satellite internet service in the world’s largest archipelago nation. The billionaire head of Tesla and SpaceX, and owner of social platform X, arrived by private jet on the idyllic island known for its tropical beaches, terraced rice paddies, mystical temples, and colorful spiritual offerings.

Musk is set to launch the service alongside Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a ceremony at a public health clinic in Denpasar, Bali’s provincial capital. He will also sign an agreement to enhance connectivity in Indonesia’s health and education sectors.

During his first in-person visit to Bali, Musk is also scheduled to participate in the 10th World Water Forum, which addresses global water and sanitation challenges.

–With agency inputs

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