President Ranil congratulates India on historic moon landing


President Ranil Wickremesinghe has prolonged his heartiest congratulations to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Residence Analysis Organisation (ISRO) for the worthwhile lunar touchdown of Chandrayaan-3.

“Sri Lanka is pleased with this historic and momentous achievement”, Wickremesinghe talked about, along with that PM Modi’s beneficiant gesture of dedicating this accomplishment to all of mankind will encourage generations to pursue the occasion of scientific and technological progress.

Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 – which suggests “moon automotive” in Hindi and Sanskrit – made historic earlier on Wednesday (Aug. 23) on account of it successfully landed on the moon, in a mission seen as necessary to lunar exploration and establishing India’s standing as a moon energy.

India’s mission turned the primary the land on the South Pole house of the moon.


This was India’s second try and land a spacecraft on the moon and obtained proper right here lower than per week after Russia’s Luna-25 mission failed. In 2019, ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission successfully deployed an orbiter nonetheless its lander crashed.

The Chandrayaan-3 is predicted to stay useful for 2 weeks, working a gaggle of experiments together with a spectrometer evaluation of the mineral composition of the lunar flooring.

Sturdy terrain makes a South Pole touchdown highly effective, and a significant touchdown is historic. The world’s ice might current gasoline, oxygen and ingesting water for future missions.

-with inputs from corporations

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