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President meets the Australian Prime Minister today.


Today is the second day of the President's official visit in Australia. The bilateral meetings with the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Ministers are scheduled for today.Meanwhile, The President visited ANU-CSIRO Centre for Genomics, Metabolomics and Bioinformatics yesterday. The President was received by the Director – High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre, Dr.Xavier Sirault when he arrived at the venue. The ANU-CSIRO Centre combines the strengths of two of Australia’s best research institutions and aims to make discoveries in plant biological science. The President also paid a visit to the Mount Majura solar farm, in Canberra. Over 8,000 solar panels installed in the farm supplying 

2.3 megawatt energy to the national power grid. This solar farm is a source of clean and low-cost energy to the Australian electricity grid. President Sirisena discussed with the executive members of the Mount Majura Solar Farm about the possibility of setting up such solar power plants in Sri Lanka. The President also visited the Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Kambah and he also met with Sri Lankan community in Canberra.

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