Elon Musk Eyes Sri Lanka for Starlink After Cancelling India Visit

Elon Musk is considering Sri Lanka for implementing Starlink internet services following the cancellation of his India visit.

  • Elon Musk is considering Sri Lanka for implementing Starlink internet services following the cancellation of his India visit.
  • Musk met with Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe during the 10th World Water Forum in Bali to discuss opportunities for Starlink implementation.
  • The cancellation of Musk’s India visit was attributed to heavy Tesla obligations, but plans for Tesla and Starlink in India remain uncertain.

Elon Musk is exploring the possibility of bringing Starlink internet services to Sri Lanka after cancelling his planned visit to India. Musk recently met with Sri Lanka’s President Ranil Wickremesinghe during the 10th World Water Forum in Bali to discuss the potential implementation of Starlink in the country. Sri Lankan Minister of Water Supply and Estate Infrastructure Development, Jeevan Thondaman, also joined the meeting to explore opportunities for connectivity and investment with Musk.

The cancellation of Musk’s India visit, originally scheduled for April 20-22, was attributed to heavy Tesla obligations. While Musk expressed his eagerness to visit India later in the year, plans for Tesla and Starlink developments in the country remain uncertain. Musk was expected to make significant announcements during his visit to India, including plans for an EV manufacturing facility and initiatives related to Starlink satellite broadband services. However, delays in obtaining approvals from the Indian government have further complicated the situation.

As Musk explores potential opportunities in Sri Lanka for Starlink implementation, uncertainties persist regarding the future of Tesla and Starlink ventures in India. Nevertheless, Musk’s interest in expanding connectivity and exploring investment opportunities underscores his commitment to advancing technology and connectivity globally.