High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Sri Lanka appoints Honorary Consul in the State of Gujarat PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 08 July 2024 14:54


Rakesh Ramanlal Shah, Chairman & Managing Director for GSEC Limited, having been appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka as the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad with consular jurisdiction covering the State of Gujarat, received his Commission of Appointment today (08/07) from High Commissioner Kshenuka Senewiratne.

The creation of this post is with the objective of strengthening Sri Lanka’s relations with that State, in view of the trade, investment and tourism potential. Gujarat has earned its reputation as one of the key States for leading industries in India, especially port development & infrastructure, renewable energy, ICT, chemical & petrochemical, agro & food, start-ups, pharmaceuticals and textiles.



Congratulating the new Honorary Consul on his appointment, High Commissioner Senewiratne highlighted the importance of elevating Sri Lanka's engagements with the State of Gujarat in all related sectors. Considering his business credentials she noted that he is best placed to assist the High Commission in pursuing this objective to fruition. Hony. Consul Shah pledged his support in working towards this end, by formulating an action-oriented roadmap to chart out the trajectory for this purpose. They discussed possible immediate areas of cooperation especially connectivity focused, to enhance tourism. The Indo-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry was identified as a framework to facilitate the economic linkages with the State of Gujarat.

Honorary Consul Shah was accompanied by a business delegation representing a spectrum of areas, including automobile, aviation, start-ups, luxury tourism, education, infrastructure development and water supply. He is the first to be appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka in that capacity for the State of Gujarat.

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi
08 July 2024