High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

ANNOUNCEMENT Preventive measures for persons arriving from overseas during the pandemic of Covid-19 w.e.f. 07 December 2022 PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 08 December 2022 06:58

1. The requirement to produce Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate by any person arriving in Sri Lanka via any airport or seaport is  hereby removed.

2. The requirement to produce a pre-boarding or on-arrival negative Covid-19 test (PCR/RAT) by any person arriving in Sri Lanka via  any airport or seaport is hereby removed.

3. If foreign nationals/tourists become Covid-19 positive after arriving in Sri Lanka, they should isolate for 7 days in a private hospital/hotel/place of residence. The cost of treatment/isolation should be borne by foreign nationals/tourists.

4. The above measures will be applicable irrespective of other directives in any previous guidelines/letters/circulars issued by the Director General of Health Services of Sri Lanka.

5. This guideline is effective for the persons arriving in Sri Lanka via airports or seaports from 00:00 hrs on 07 December 2022and persons who have already arrived.

6. The latest preventive measures/information regarding Covid-19 could be obtained through the website of the Ministry of Healthof Sri Lanka at http://www.health.gov.lk/moh_final/english/

 
High Commissioner Moragoda meets Finance Minister of India to review the status of bilateral economic cooperation PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 07 December 2022 03:42

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, Milinda Moragoda met with the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today (06) at the latter’s office in North Block, New Delhi.

This was the latest of a series of meetings High Commissioner Moragoda has had with Minister Sitharaman since November last year on Indian economic cooperation and assistance to Sri Lanka in the context of the present crisis.

At the outset, High Commissioner Moragoda briefed Minister Sitharaman on Sri Lanka’s ongoing discussions with the International Monetary Fund and the present status of the country’s debt restructuring process. He also briefed her on the drastic impact the present economic contraction is having on the poor and vulnerable segments of the population of Sri Lanka. 

The High Commissioner once again thanked Minister Sitharaman for the unprecedented emergency assistance that India has extended to Sri Lanka and her personal interventions with bilateral and multilateral partners throughout this challenging and difficult period.

High Commissioner Moragoda and Minister Sitharaman also reviewed the status of bilateral economic cooperation, and the High Commissioner emphasized that India could play a critical role in Sri Lanka’s economic revival through multi-faceted economic integration between the two countries by enhancing investments, tourism and trade.  

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi
06 December 2022
 
High Commissioner Moragoda interacts with envoys from Middle East, Central Asia and the Southeast Asian countries concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 05 December 2022 12:31

As a part of the High Commission’s roadmap to enhance the engagement with the concurrently accredited Diplomatic Missions based in New Delhi, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda had an interactive session with the envoys of Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asian diplomatic missions today (2) at the High Commission premises. The Heads of Mission of Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, DPR Korea, Mongolia, Syria, Tajikistan, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan and Fiji attended this interactive session. 

The objective of the engagement was to deepen Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations with the countries concerned and to explore the new areas for cooperation. High Commissioner Moragoda welcomed the group of 11 envoys and assured Sri Lanka’s readiness to work with them closely. He briefed them on the recent economic and political developments in the country and thanked the international community for the assistance and encouragement that have been provided during the difficult period. He stated that trade, investment and tourism are the three key sectors that could assist in economic revival of Sri Lanka. The discussion also focused on fisheries, connectivity and people-to-people contacts. 

He further informed that Sri Lanka would celebrate its 75th anniversary of Independence February next year and encouraged the participation of the diplomatic representations at the celebrations scheduled to be held on 04th February 2023 in Colombo. He also added that a Credential Ceremony for the newly appointed High Commissioners/Ambassadors is also being arranged around the same period. 

Today’s session is the seventh engagement that High Commissioner Moragoda has had with the envoys of the New Delhi based diplomatic representations who are concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka. On earlier occasions he had engagements with the envoys from European, Latin American & the Caribbean and African regions. 

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi functions as the main coordinating point between the concurrently accredited 94 Foreign Missions and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.  

High Commission of Sri Lanka   
New Delhi 
02 December 2022

 
Sri Lanka proposes to set up a group of Eminent Persons to galvanize greater political will to combat terrorist financing PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 21 November 2022 12:02

Sri Lanka proposed to set up a group of Eminent Persons with a view to helping galvanize greater political will and to create further international awareness among states on the importance of combating terrorist financing, at the recently concluded 3rd No Money For Terror (NMFT) Ministerial Conference in New Delhi. 

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda, who led the delegation of Sri Lanka to the Ministerial Conference made this proposal in his statement to the Conference on Saturday (19). The 3rd No Money For Terror Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing was held from 18-19 November 2022 in New Delhi, hosted by the Government of India.

The Conference, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on Friday saw the participation of delegations from ninety-three countries and multilateral organizations. 

The Conference extensively discussed global trends in terrorism and terrorist financing, use of formal and informal channels of funds for terrorism, emerging technologies and terrorist financing and requisite international co-operation to address challenges in combating terrorist financing.

Delivering the country statement of Sri Lanka, High Commissioner Moragoda further stated that political will on the part of member states is the most significant component in international cooperation to address the multi-faceted challenges faced when combating terrorist financing. He said that though the objective of the Conference on “No Money for Terror,” which is to sensitize the international community to the dangers of ignoring this issue, is commendable, there should be a mechanism to provide continuity to the work of the Conference. 

In this context, High Commissioner Moragoda proposed that India, as the Chair of the present Conference, take the lead in creating a group of Eminent Persons selected from among the member states with a view to helping galvanize greater political will and to create further international awareness among states on the importance of combating terrorist financing.

The 1st and 2nd No Money For Terror Ministerial Conferences were held in Paris in 2018 and in Melbourne in 2019 respectively. The 3rd NMFT Conference was built on the progressive agenda of an integrated approach with collective involvement initiated in the first two Conferences.  

High Commission of Sri Lanka
New Delhi
21 November 2022
 
High Commissioner Moragoda meets Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to review the status of the bilateral relations PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 14 November 2022 04:30

Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda met with the National Security Advisor of India Shri Ajit Kumar Doval today (12) in New Delhi and reviewed the current status of the relations between Sri Lanka and India.

The meeting took place as part of the regular and ongoing dialogue between the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and the National Security Advisor of India.  

They discussed a range of issues pertaining to the mutual interests of the two countries as well as priority areas for future cooperation.
High Commission of Sri Lanka

New Delhi

12 November 2022

 
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