High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

"UPI is beneficial for both countries, dollar dependency should reduce.."State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka Hon.Tharaka Balasuriya tells @WIONews PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 23 February 2024 10:47

 

"UPI is beneficial for both countries, dollar dependency should reduce.."State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka Hon. Tharaka Balasuriya tells @WIONews

Sidhant Sibal , @sidhant

(Courtesy : WION News )

 
Exclusive! 'We know India’s growing stature; we will not jeopardize security of our big brother' PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 23 February 2024 06:04

Anish Kumar 

Sri Lanka reassures India that it won't allow its land to be used by any third country to compromise India's security. Sri Lanka’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya spoke exclusively to Asianet Newsable's Anish Kumar


First Published Feb 23, 2024, 8:58 AM IST

Sri Lanka has reiterated that its land will not be used by any third country to jeopardise India’s security concerns, amidst the Chinese spy vessel docking in the Maldives waters on the same day. On the sidelines of the 9th edition of Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, Sri Lanka’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya told Asianet Newsable: "India should not be worried about the security concern. We know India’s growing stature and we will not be used by any third party or country to jeopardize India’s security. So through honest and candid exchange of views, we can overcome any problem."

Till October 2023, China was allowed to dock its spy ship in Sri Lankan waters amidst India’s fears that the vessel could be used to surveil the region. However, earlier this year Colombo banned entry of the Chinese research vessel in its waters, which is seen as growing cooperation in the wake of New Delhi stepping in with massive financial and material assistance.

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The Opening Ceremony of the South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 22 February 2024 13:02

The Opening Ceremony of the South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) is a wonderful platform for #SouthAsia to highlight our rich cultural heritage and #diverse tourism offerings, promoting #regional tourism cooperation and #economic growth in the South Asian region.


                                                                  
 
High Commissioner Kshenuka Senewiratne calls on Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 19 February 2024 13:57

High Commissioner Kshenuka Senewiratne called on Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India Nirmala Sitharaman today (19/2) in New Delhi.

 
President Initiates fourth phase of ‘Bharat-Lanka’ Housing Project” PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 19 February 2024 13:42

1300 houses allocated for plantation community:

  • Pledges support for Economic and Social Rights of the Upcountry Tamil community – The President.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe underscored the government’s commitment to safeguarding the economic and social rights of the upcountry Tamil community during a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat. He acknowledged their significant contribution to the nation’s economy and expressed intentions to unite political representatives from the upcountry, transcending party lines, to present collaborative proposals within the upcoming month.


The occasion marked the virtual launch of the 4th stage of the Indian Housing project, ‘Bharat-Lanka,’ aimed at constructing 10,000 houses for plantation sector workers. President Wickremesinghe, along with Minister of Water Supply and Estate Infrastructure Development Jeevan Thondaman and Indian High Commissioner H.E. Santhosh Jha, virtually unveiled the foundation stone plaque for 1300 houses across 45 plantation estates in ten districts.


President Wickremesinghe expressed gratitude to the Government of India for their support, particularly on the 200th anniversary of the upcountry Tamil community’s arrival in Sri Lanka. He highlighted efforts to negotiate land acquisition from estate companies for housing construction and emphasized the government’s commitment to advancing education standards within the upcountry.

The event was attended by several dignitaries, including State Minister of Irrigation and Water Supply Shasheendra Rajapaksa and Governor of Central Province Lalith U Gamage, highlighting the significance of the housing project and bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka.

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