High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

''India will always be a dependable partner and reliable friend open to strengthening its relationship with Sri Lankaā€¯ says EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 07 January 2021 13:07

Visiting Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S.Jaishankar held bilateral talks with Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Republic Building on 06 January 2021. During the cordial discussions, a gamut of issues covering multiple areas of bilateral cooperation was taken up, including economic, financial, trade and investment cooperation, cultural exchanges, defence and security, development cooperation as well as Covid 19 pandemic response.

Media statement made by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Foreign Minister following his bilateral talks with the visiting Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar on 6th January 2021 at the Foreign Ministry PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 07 January 2021 06:02

Hon. Dr. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India,
Hon Tharaka Balasuriya, Regional Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
H.E. Mr. Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India,
Members of the Indian and Sri Lankan Delegation,
Dear friends of the Media

I would like to thank the External Affairs Minister Dr. Jaishankar for visiting Sri Lanka as his first overseas engagement this year. Thank you Dr. Jaishankar.

I held cordial and friendly bilateral discussions with Hon. Dr. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India, who is undertaking an official visit to Sri Lanka.

Your Excellency, Sri Lanka was blessed thrice by the visits of Gauthama the Buddha 2600 years ago,

2300 years ago the arrival of Mahinda Maha Thero and Sangamitta Thera, son & daughter of Emperor Asoka the great of Bharatha, established the Buddhasasana in Sri Lanka.

Government to re-introduce conditional repatriation in the wake of new strain of Coronavirus PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 06:03

In the wake of the discovery of a fast spreading new strain of Coronavirus in certain countries, the Government of Sri Lanka has decided to continue with the existing procedure of obtaining prior approval from the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority for all inbound travellers to Sri Lanka.

The revised guidelines on repatriation will be issued once the situation has been reappraised. 

Notice on Revision of Procedure for Inbound Travellers to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 07:31

The procedure for inbound travellers to Sri Lanka, introduced since March 2020 is hereby revised as follows, based on the joint decision made by the Foreign Ministry, the Department of Immigration and the Civil Aviation Authority and as agreed by the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation.

Government of India assists repatriating stranded Sri Lankans in South India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 11:18

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda met with the Indian High Commissioner Gopal Bagley on 7 December 2020 at the Foreign Ministry. The two Ministers discussed matters of mutual interest with the Indian High Commissioner, mainly focussing on the Palk Strait fisheries issue and possible post Covid-19 mutual cooperation.

It was agreed to find solutions to the existing fisheries matters through the established bilateral mechanisms, including the Ministerial-level India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries. The fourth Meeting of the Bilateral Working Group on Fisheries that was scheduled for last January was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. Both sides endorsed to convene the Working Group meeting virtually at the earliest, while assurances were given to maintain the standard procedures in dealing with mid-sea encounters.


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