High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Tilak Marapana, Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 13:09

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana attended the 4th International Dharma-Dhamma Conference on "State and Social Order in Dharma-Dhamma Traditions" which was held in Rajgir, Bihar in India from 11th – 13th January 2018.  The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Conference.  

Speaking at the Conference Minister Marapana stated that the Buddhist concept of rule of law & good governance are depicted in “Dasa Raja Dharma” in which Lord Buddha preaches to Kings to rule in a fair manner and be concerned of the welfare of their communities.  He further noted in his speech that, the Ten Virtues according to Buddhist ideals of good governance are as follows;

Generosity, morality, liberality, openness, gentleness, self restraints, no anger, non violence, patience and non-competitiveness.

The Conference was organised by the Nalanda University, in collaboration with the Centre for Study of Religion and Society, India Foundation, Ministry of External Affairs and the Vietnam Buddhist University.  This Conference was further organised as part of the commemorative events to celebrate the Silver Jubilee year of ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership, with support of the Union Ministry of External Affairs. Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik, CM Nitish Kumar, and Kingdom of Thailand's Minister for Culture Vira Rojpojchanarat, among others, attended the conference.

A Dollar Credit Line of USD 45.27 million from the Government of India for financing the Rehabilitation of Kankesanthuri Harbour PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 12:52

The Government of Sri Lanka signed a Line of Credit amounting to USD 45.27 million for financing the Rehabilitation of KKS Harbour.  This project will be implemented by the Sri Lanka Port Authority under the supervision of the Ministry of Ports and Shipping. Under this project the Rehabilitation of Breakwater and Additional pier/s for commercial Cargo handling and infrastructure facilities will be developed.  The proposed credit line will be provided by the Government of India through Export Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank).

During the last few years Indian foreign direct investment in Sri Lanka has expanded exponentially.  Presently, Indian development assistance mainly focuses on improvement of economic infrastructural facilities, livelihood development, education, healthcare, capacity building and economic renewal of Sri Lanka.  Previously, both governments linked a Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 318 million for the development of the railway sector in Sri Lanka in June 2017

5th India - Sri Lanka Annual Defence Dialogue PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:12

5th India - Sri Lanka Annual Defence Dialogue

The fifth India-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue was held in New Delhi, India on the 09th (January 2018).The Sri Lankan delegation was led by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr.Kapila Waidyaratne PC and the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Additional Secretary (Defence) of the Ministry of Defence, Mr. RMS Sarath Kumara, Director General of South Asian and SAARC Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. MAK Girihagama, Chief of Staff of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal GLS Dias, Director General Operation of Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Director General of Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalatunga Major General GLJ Waduge and Defence Adviser of the Sri Lanka High Commission In Delhi Captain Suresh De Silva.

The ten member delegation, led by the Indian Defence Secretary, Shri Sanjay Mitra included high ranking Indian Defence Ministry and Foreign Ministry officials, senior Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard officers joined the meeting from the Indian side.

Since 2012, the annual India Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue reviews a range of areas within the defence cooperation field.

During the visit to India, Secretary Waidyaratne also visited the Goa Shipyard and INS Hansa Naval Base in Goa and INS Garuda in Kochi. He also met the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Southern Naval Area of the Indian Navy. The Secretary also visited the sacred sites at Bodh Gaya.

Invitation for the flag hoisting ceremony PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 07:25

On the occasion


of the


70th National Day of Sri Lanka


 the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka


requests the pleasure of your company


at the Flag Hoisting Ceremony


at the High Commission of Sri Lanka


27, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri


New Delhi -110021


on Sunday, 4th February 2018


at 9.00 a.m.


Note : Please confirm your participation by 25 January 2018, to Email address lankacomnd@gmail.com or to Mr. K C Sharma of the High Commission on Telephone Nos 23010201-2-3. Please inform any other Sri Lankans who have arrived in Sri Lanka recently and request them to send their email addresses.

Please bring this invitation with you to facilitate entry to the High Commission premises. 

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka called on Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 15 January 2018 05:46

Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka called on Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi. Two Ministers discussed issues of development cooperation between the two countries. 


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