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High Commissioner Moragoda meets the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 28 April 2023 12:38

Continuing his engagement with large-scale Indian investors and corporate leaders, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda met with the Chairman of the Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Naveen Jindal today (28) in New Delhi. 

The discussion between High Commissioner Moragoda and Mr. Jindal was centred around the investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.

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High Commissioner Moragoda meets IndiGo co-founder Rahul Bhatia to discuss enhancing air connectivity between Sri Lanka and India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 27 April 2023 04:05

Continuing his discussions with large-scale Indian investors and corporate leaders, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda met with IndiGo airline’s co-founder and Managing Director Rahul Bhatia today (26) in New Delhi. This was a follow-up to the meeting that they had in December last year. 

The discussion between High Commissioner Moragoda and Mr. Bhatia was centred around the critical importance of enhancing air connectivity as an essential means of increasing tourism inflows to Sri Lanka. They agreed that tourism, particularly tourism inflows from India, is a key pillar in the economic recovery of Sri Lanka, and discussed ways and means to harness the potential of increased connectivity to enhance tourism.

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Two photographs of Sri Lankan origin unveiled at the office of the State Minister of External Affairs and Culture of India to mark the 75th anniversary of Indo-Lanka diplomatic relations PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 22 April 2023 10:28

Marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Indo-Lanka diplomatic relations, which falls this year, two photographs of Sri Lankan origin were unveiled at the office of the State Minister of External Affairs and Culture of India at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi today (22).


The photographs, which were installed at the office of the State Minister of External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, feature two murals painted by the eminent Sri Lankan painter Solias Mendis in the Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara.

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High Commissioner Moragoda meets Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry to follow up on support for economic recovery through bilateral trade expansion PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 21 April 2023 07:29

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda met with the Indian Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal yesterday (20/4) at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi, to follow up on the key areas that were discussed during their last meeting in February.

The key areas discussed in February included mechanisms relating to the expansion of bilateral trade, the ways to establish and promote rupee trade between Sri Lanka and India as a means of economic recovery in Sri Lanka, and the possibility of further bilateral integration in the textiles and garment sector. 

At the meeting, the progress made so far in these key areas was reviewed by the Indian Commerce Minister and the Sri Lankan High Commissioner. Special attention was given to the area of trade expansion as a means of economic recovery of Sri Lanka, and the way forward in this regard was discussed in detail. In this context, High Commissioner Moragoda reiterated the key role that India, with its projected growth rate of 6.7% for 2024, could play in Sri Lanka’s economic recovery. 

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Shri Piyush Goyal also holds the Ministerial portfolios of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution as well as Textiles. He is the Leader of the House of the Rajya Sabha, the upper House of the Indian Parliament. He has also held the Ministerial portfolios of Railways, Finance, Corporate Affairs, Coal, Power, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, previously.

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi
21 April 2023
 
High Commissioner Moragoda addresses the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 05 April 2023 12:09

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda today (5) addressed the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India (EAC-PM) at the invitation of its Chairman Dr. Bibek Debroy. The talk was held at the Council’s office in NITI Bhavan in New Delhi.  

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) is an independent body constituted to give advice on economic and related issues to the Government of India, specifically to the Prime Minister.

High Commissioner Moragoda’s address to the Council dealt with key areas pertaining to Indo-Lanka relations, particularly, bilateral economic integration and cooperation. The High Commissioner stressed the importance of economic integration between Sri Lanka and India, and requested the Council to assist in that process by way of policy guidance. 

High Commissioner Moragoda premised his address on the policy roadmap, the “Integrated Country Strategy for Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India- 2021/2023”, and answered the questions posed by the members of the Council following the talk.

At present, the membership of the EAC-PM consists of its Chairman Dr. Bibek Debroy and Members Shri Sanjeev Sanyal and Dr. Shamika Ravi. Shri Rakesh Mohan, Dr. Sajjid Chinoy, Dr. Neelkanth Mishra, Shri Nilesh Shah, Prof. T. T. Ram Mohan and Dr. Poonam Gupta serve as Council’s part-time members.

The Terms of Reference of EAC-PM include analysing any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising him thereon, and addressing issues of macroeconomic importance and presenting views thereon to the Prime Minister. These could be either suo-motu or on reference from the Prime Minister. The Council attends to any other task as may be desired by the Prime Minister from time to time.

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi 
05 April 2023
 


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