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President of the Indian National Congress, Smt. Sonia Gandhi met Sri Lanka's PM Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 24 November 2017 14:04

President of the Indian National Congress, Smt. Sonia Gandhi met Sri Lanka's PM Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi. Former PM of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, Shri Rahul Gandhi and Shri Anand Sharma joined the meeting



 
Hon. PM of SL called on Hon. Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:42

This was the first meeting between the two leaders after the President Kovind was sworn in to the post in July 2017


 
Hon. PM of Sri Lanka met with Hon. PM of India at the Hyderabad House, New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:18

Hon. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had official talks with the Indian Prime Minister Hon. Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, a while ago.  They discussed the current status of bilateral relations of both countries.  The Luncheon meeting lasted for over one and half hours


 
Hon PM of SL attended the Inaugural Session of the “5th Global Conference on Cyber space: 2017” PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:01

Hon PM of SL attended the Inaugural Session of the "5th Global Conference on Cyber space: 2017" today in New Delhi. Hon. Narendra Modi, PM of India was the Chief Guest.

Hon. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India joined by Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, inaugurated the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space: 2017 (GCCS), today at 10.00am, at the premises of Hotel Pullman Aerocity.

The Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) is a prestigious global event where international leaders, policymakers, industry experts, think tanks, cyber experts etc gather to deliberate on issues and challenges for optimally using cyber space. GCCS was launched with a view to establish a more focused and inclusive dialogue between all those with a stake in the internet (governments, civil society and industry) on how to use and implement the tools available on cyber space. It also aims to carry forward internationally agreed 'rules of the road' for behavior in cyberspace.

The first to fourth editions of GCCS were held in London, UK in 2011, Budapest, Hungary, 2012, Seoul, South Korea in 2013 and The Hague, Netherlands respectively.

 
Visit of the Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka to New Delhi, 02 – 04 October 2017 PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 09 October 2017 06:44

The State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake was on a working visit to New Delhi from 02 – 04 October 2017.

The Minister visited the Sri Lanka Buddhist Pilgrims Rest (SLBPR) in New Delhi and met with the Chief Priest with officials of the Sri Lanka High Commission and discussed issues pertaining to the facilities provided and the other needs of the increasing number of Sri Lanka Buddhist pilgrims visiting India. The Minister also visited the Maha Bodhi Temple, and paid homage to the sacred Kapilavastu Relics at the National Museum.

During the visit the State Minister had separate meetings with Heads of Missions of Spain, Israel, Brunei and Chargé d' Affaires of Luxemburg.  

At the Meeting with Ambassador of Spain the Minister spoke of developing closer links between Sri Lanka and Spain. The issues discussed were the possibility of establishing a Spanish Language Centre in Sri Lanka, obtaining Spanish expertise on water management and cooperation in the field of Agriculture. The State Minister and the Ambassador spoke of Sri Lanka pursuing greater links with Latin American countries.

At the Meeting with the Israeli Ambassador, the State Minister and the Ambassador exchanged views on increasing employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in Israel, on sharing expertise in the Agricultural Sector and, Israel’s water management Scheme, as well as a greater collaboration in the Tourism Sector. The Israeli Agency for Development Cooperation could work together with Sri Lanka on sharing expertise under the development assistance scheme.

At the meeting with Ambassador of Brunei the discussion centred on the historical links with countries in Asia  and the importance of pursuing closer relations with ASEAN and Brunei’s role within the organization.

The Chargé d' Affaires of Luxemburg at the meeting with the State Minister stated that Luxemburg was happy to have the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka visiting Luxemburg recently, as it was the first visit by a Sri Lankan Foreign Minister since the establishment of Diplomatic relations in 1972. The Chargé d' Affaires thanked Sri Lanka for the step taken to appoint a Honorary Consul in Luxemburg and it was suggested that Luxemburg work towards identifying a Honorary Consul in Sri Lanka. It was agreed that the two countries work closer on promoting trade and investments.

At the Meetings with the Heads of Missions the State Minister spoke of the current developments in Sri Lanka the need to focus on developing economic and trade relations. In the political sphere, the State Minister elaborated on the ongoing new reforms including the constitutional reform process.

Sri Lanka High Commission

New Delhi

09th October 2017

 


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