Mayor meets ambassador
Mayor of Matale Hilmy Mohamed paid a courtesy call recently on Sri
Lanka’s Ambassador in Paris Dayan Jayatilleka. Mayor Mohamed who is also
President of the Mayors Association of Sri Lanka, was part of the Sri
Lankan Delegation to the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille (South of
France) from March 12-17.
The Forum was aimed at mobilising stakeholders around local, regional
and global issues.
More than 20,000 people from over 170 countries, representing
governments, parliaments, regional and local authorities, international
organisations, companies and public and private research centres and
civil society, participated in numerous thematic and regional workshops.
During his meeting with Ambassador Jayatilleka, Mayor Mohamed
discussed ways to strengthen ties between French and Sri Lankan
municipalities and also projects to be initiated in his municipality of