High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

All Buddhist pilgrims stranded in India repatriated PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2020 07:24

With a total of 48 Buddhist pilgrims returning in the last SriLankan Airlines dedicated flight that departed New Delhi at 05:10 hrs. today (22) before India closed its airports for inward commercial passenger flights, all Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims who were stranded in India have now returned to Sri Lanka.

Earlier in the day, another dedicated SriLankan Airlines aircraft that left Chennai at 03:00 hrs. brought 97 Buddhist pilgrims to Colombo, making a total of 145 pilgrims returning to Sri Lanka on 22 March.

On 21 March, a total of 298 pilgrims left New Delhi by SriLankan Airlines flight UL196, which departed Indira Gandhi International Airport at 19:31 hrs.

By the time the Government of Sri Lanka announced a temporary closure of airports in Sri Lanka for inward commercial passenger aircraft, there were approximately 1500 Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims in India. Since then, all these pilgrims left India, earlier by scheduled commercial flights and later by dedicated SriLankan Airlines aircraft that were operated to bring back stranded pilgrims.   

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COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Sunday, 22 March 2020 05:06


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Sri Lanka Missions in India continue to coordinate early return of Buddhist pilgrims PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:36

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi and the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, continue their coordinating and facilitating endeavours for the early return of Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims currently in India, following the temporary closure of the Bandaranaike International Airport for inward commercial flights.

During the day of 18 March, approximately 700 pilgrims returned to Sri Lanka from India by scheduled commercial flights and the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi and the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai facilitated their return travel, including through discussions with the relevant airlines to reschedule tickets.    

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Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India coordinate early return of Buddhist pilgrims to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 13:27

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi and the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, are effectively coordinating and facilitating the arrangements for the early return of Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims currently in India. These measures come in the wake of the travel and other restrictions that have arisen due to the rapidly spreading Covid-19.

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Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi invites the BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry to select Sri Lanka as the next investment destination PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 13 March 2020 11:34

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi recently organized a business networking event with the participation of the members of the BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Delhi Chapter). This event, funded by the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, focused on promoting new business and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. 

Seventy prominent members of the BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry attended this business interactive event, which was held at the High Commission premises on 27 February 2020.    

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