High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Notes Exchanged for establishment of 2 new Indian Consulates PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 21 August 2010 05:35

Sri Lanka and India exchanged Notes to establish two Indian Consulate General offices in Jaffna and in Hambantota on 20th August 2010 at the Ministry of External Affairs. The proposed Consulate General of India in Jaffna will cover the five districts of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka, namely, Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Mannar. The proposed Consulate General of India in Hambantota would cover the districts of Galle, Matara, Hambantota and Moneragala.

The Notes were signed by the External Affairs Ministry Secretary C.R.Jayasinghe on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, and the Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha on behalf of the Government of the Republic of India.

Secretary Jayasinghe stated that the opening of the two Indian Consulate offices will further strengthen the close and cordial relations between Sri Lanka and India. He further said that the people to people contact is important for the two countries and will further enhance bilateral relations. He also thanked India for the assistance provided to Sri Lanka.

High Commissioner Kantha, appreciating the support extended by the Government of Sri Lanka said that Sri Lanka is an important country with which India has continued to have historical contacts. The opening of the two new Consulates in Sri Lanka will further expand India’s partnership with Sri Lanka and that he looked forward to working closely with the Sri Lankan authorities.