High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Indian Army Chief General Vijay Singh visits Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 04:14

General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM AVSM YSM ADC, the Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya arrived in Sri Lanka on a five-day official tour.

The Indian Army Chief’s five-member delegation comprised of Mrs Bharti Singh, President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Major General Harminderjit Singh Sachdev SM, General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division, Brigadier Jatinder Pal Singh, Military Assistant and Mrs Aravinder Kaur.

General Vijay Kumar Singh’s visit to Sri Lanka, seen as a portent for further promotion of goodwill, understanding and military cooperation between the two military establishments in both countries, is the first-ever highest level Army delegation from India to have visited Sri Lanka after the culmination of the war for peace.

Sri Lankan artistes perform at the Rashtrapati Bhavan PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 03 September 2010 11:47

Artistes from Sri Lanka jointly performed with artistes from India and Bangladesh at a special musical concert at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 2 September 2010 .

The Sri Lankan artistes were in New Delhi to participate at the World Flute Festival 'Raasrang' organised by the Krishnaprerna Charitable Trust. The India-Sri Lanka Foundation and Artiste Manager and Promoter Mantra-Moods facilitated and supported the Sri Lankan ensemble's participation at the Festival.

The Sri Lankan ensemble had its main performance at the World Flute Festival at the India Habitat Centre on 30 August 2010.

The ensemble consisted Ravibandu Vidyapathi, Anthony Surendra, Nuwan Balasuriya,Tilanka Jayamanne, Jithendra Vidyapathi, Nupathi Nilambara and Sachintha de Silva.

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao calls on Minister Prof. G L Peiris PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 02 September 2010 10:32

Ms. Nirupama Rao, the Indian Foreign Secretary called on Prof.G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs today (2 September 2010).
Several bi-lateral issues such Indian assistance for development work in the North and matters relating to investment, trade and foreign relations were discussed at this meeting. 
Foreign Secretary Rao was accompanied by Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha, Sri Lanka High Commissioner in India Prasad Kariyawasam and senior officials of the Ministries of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and India.

Call for proposals to commence business ventures at Port of Hambantota PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 30 August 2010 04:25

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority is inviting proposals from international firms or consortia to design, build, finance, manage and operate business ventures at the Port of Hambantota.

The construction works of the Phase 1 development of Hambantota Port Project is now nearing completion and this project has been designed to accommodate vessels of nearly 100,000 DWT with the depth of 16m. The Port will be created by the construction of new breakwaters and will be served by a channel with a depth of 17m and a width of 210m. The basin in the initial phase will be nearly 60 ha and will serve a quay length of 600m for general cargo activities and another quay of 610m for gas and oil. The basin will be dredged to -17m with provisions to deepen it to -21m should new generation of deep drafted vessels come into operation.

Interested parties may inspect the RFP document, free of charge, at the address given below on normal working days between 10.00-16.00 hrs. Bidders may also obtain additional information or seek clarification in writing.

Chief Engineer (Southern Port Development)
Sri Lanka Ports Authority
45, Layden Bastien Road
Colombo 1
Sri Lanka.
Tel 00 94 11 2432712
Fax 00 94 112323024

The RFP document can be obtained from the office of Chief Engineer (Southern Port Development) during 10.00-14.00 hrs of any working day from 17 August-28 September 2010 upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Sri Lanka Rupees 50,000 and applicable VAT. 

The completed proposals shall be delivered to the address given below on or before 14.00 hrs on 30 September 2010. The envelopes containing Experience and Technical Proposal will be opened immediately afterwards in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend. Late bids will be rejected.

The Chairman
Cabinet Appointed Negotiating Committee
Request for Proposals for Business Ventures at Port of Hambantota
Ministry of Ports and Aviation-Ports Division
45, Layden Bastien Road
Colombo 1
Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the bidders in connection with the preparation or delivery of proposals including costs and expenses related to site visits.

Road Show in Delhi on Tourism and Investment PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 26 August 2010 07:24


Presiding over a well attended Road Show held in New Delhi today (25 August 2010) Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa invited Indian entrepreneurs to invest in tourism related infrastructure development to cater to the 2.5 million tourists, a target expected to be achieved in the next few years. A large gathering of tour operators and potential investors participated at the Road Show titled ‘Sri Lanka as a Destination for Tourism and Investment in its Infrastructure’.

High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, the Sri Lankan Envoy to India making the welcome remarks, referred to the historical civilisational bonds between the two nations. Sri Lanka is like a relative to India and he invited more Indians to visit their relatives in Sri Lanka more often. With regard to investment, he urged the Indian investors to make use of the very good investment opportunities with a view to create a win-win situation where the two nations could grow economically in tandem.

Dr Nalaka Godahewa, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau making a presentation on Sri Lanka as an excellent destination for tourists and investment, said that the number of annual tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka which is about 500,000 has remained same for the last three decades. The Government is now aiming at attracting 2.5 million tourist arrivals per year in the next few years. Since Sri Lanka has not invested in tourism infrastructure for many years, there is a need for more hotels, particularly in the Eastern province. In the past, Indians have been key investors in tourism infrastructure in Sri Lanka and he hoped that more investors from India would come forward to make use of the opportunities available.


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