April 13, 1985.
36 years ago today British PM Margaret Thatcher addressed the Sri Lankan Parliament after she officially opened the Victoria Dam as part of the Mahaveli hydroelectric scheme. The UK Govt had given what was then the largest outright aid to a single project by Britain to Sri Lanka, which to this day continues to uplift the lives of millions of Sri Lankans across all communities throughout the island.
https://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105868