President Ranil connects with Billionaire Elon Musk on implementation of Starlink network.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has met with billionaire and investor Elon Musk on the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum High-Level Meeting being held in Indonesia.

During the meeting, Wickremesinghe and Musk have discussed the implementation of ‘Starlink’ in Sri Lanka.

The President has committed to fast-tracking the application process to connect Sri Lanka with the global ‘Starlink’ network, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Meanwhile, Minister Jeevan Thondaman, who is accompanying the President on his two-day visit to Indonesia, tweeted saying: “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,”he said.

Elon Musk arrived in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on Sunday to launch 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 of the Gods,” which is renowned for its tropical beaches, terraced rice paddies, mystical temples and colorful spiritual offerings.

Musk is slated to launch the service alongside Indonesian President Joko Widodo in a ceremony later Sunday at a public health clinic in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. Musk will also sign an agreement on enhancing connectivity in the country’s health and education sectors.

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