Colombo - Seoul cooperation discussed

Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara with Seoul Metropolitan City Mayor Park Won-soon.

The Public Administration, Management and Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara met with Seoul Metropolitan City Mayor Park Won-soon in Seoul, Korea during the minister’s visit to Korea on the invitation of the Korea Productivity Centre (KPC), recently.

The meeting focused on cooperation between Seoul city and Sri Lanka in areas related to public administration and law and order, as well as collaboration between Seoul and Colombo cities within the framework of CitiNet, headquartered in Seoul, of which Sri Lanka is a founder member.

Minister Madduma Bandara extended his felicitations to Mayor Park on his re-election as Seoul Mayor for the third consecutive term.

Mayor Park welcomed cooperation between Seoul city and Sri Lanka, and briefed the visiting Minister on his vision to further transform Seoul into a "smart city" in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Sri Lankan Ambassador to Korea Manisha Gunasekera, Chairman of Korea Productivity Noh Kyoo-sung, Additional Secretary of the Public Administration and Management Ministry P. G. D. Pradeepa Serasinghe and senior officials accompanied the minister to the meeting. Mayor Park as President of CityNet, visited Sri Lanka in November 2018 to participate in the CitiNet Congress hosted by Colombo city.

President Maithripala Sirisena was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Seoul Metropolitan City by Mayor Park during the President’s state visit to Korea in November 2017.

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