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“Many Voices on Sri Lanka” Panel Discussion at the Sri Lanka High Commission PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 05:24


Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi organized a Panel Discussion titled “Many Voices on Sri Lanka” on the 17th April 2015 at the Residence. The Panelists were Prof. Prof. Sasanka Perera, Chairman, Department of Sociology, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, South Asia University, Prof. P. Sahadevan, Professor of South Asian Studies  Centre for South, Central and Southeast Asian Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mr. Kanwal Sibal former Foreign Secretary of India and Ms. Padma Rao, Senior Journalist and the Author of “Sri Lanka: The New Country”. 

This event was organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission as there was a growing attention by the Political analysts, academics, key professionals, think tanks and artists in India on the recent developments in Sri Lanka including the recent Presidential election. Four major bilateral visits spanning over two months earlier this year, signaled a reinvigoration in the bilateral relations of the two countries. Against this backdrop, the objective of this event was to facilitate a dialogue among a select group of eminent Panelists representing different fields at the High Commission. 



At his opening address at the event, His Excellency Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India said that post war scenario has placed Sri Lanka at a cross roads and to venture along a path of trust, understanding and accommodation is critical to the long term sustenance of the social fabric of the island society. He also emphasized that in a post conflict era, the people of Sri Lanka are looking beyond its painful experience of a devastating civil war seeking an inclusive process of reconciliation and reconstruction. 

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The event was attended a cross spectrum of invited guests who closely follow India-Sri Lanka relations. 

Sri Lanka High Commission
20th April 2015