High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

High Commissioner Moragoda interacts with a group of fifteen European envoys concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 09:39

As part of ongoing engagement with the 94 concurrently accredited Diplomatic Missions to Sri Lanka from New Delhi, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda hosted a group of European Heads of Mission yesterday (21), and briefed them on the present developments in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held at the official residence of the High Commissioner.  

This group of Heads of Mission included fourteen Ambassadors and one High Commissioner who are concurrently accredited or designated to Sri Lanka from New Delhi. This was the third time that High Commissioner Moragoda interacted with concurrently accredited Heads of Mission in this manner since assuming office in New Delhi. 

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Finance Minister of India assures her fullest support to the economic recovery process in Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 06:33

Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman assured the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, Milinda Moragoda of her fullest support and cooperation to the process of economic recovery in Sri Lanka.

The Finance Minister of India gave this assurance when High Commissioner Moragoda called on her yesterday (20) evening at the Ministry of Finance in New Delhi.

This was the latest of a series of meetings High Commissioner Moragoda has had with Minister Sitharaman on Indian economic cooperation and assistance to Sri Lanka in the context of the present crisis. He had last met her on 27 May.

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India-Sri Lanka Foundation holds its 37th Board Meeting in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2022 09:34

The 37th Board Meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Foundation was held in New Delhi today (27) under the co-chairmanship of Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay. The Board Meeting was held in hybrid mode. 

The India-Sri Lanka Foundation was established on December 28, 1998 by a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Governments of India and Sri Lanka, with the objective of fostering Indo-Sri Lanka relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, educational, technical and cultural cooperation and the promotion of greater understanding between the peoples of the two countries.

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New Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane assumes duties PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 23 May 2022 11:30

The new Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aruni Wijewardane assumed duties at the Foreign Ministry on 23 May, 2022. She was appointed as the Secretary with effect from 20 May, 2022.

 After a simple ceremony following the assumption of duties, Foreign Secretary Wijewardane addressed the staff officers of the Ministry.

 A Member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, Foreign Secretary Wijewardane counts 34 years in the Foreign Service and has held many positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo, at Sri Lanka Missions overseas and in international organizations. Her service overseas includes the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia and the Sri Lanka Embassy in the Philippines. She also served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Austria and the Permanent Representative to UN Organizations in Vienna.

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Message to Sri Lankans living abroad from Dr. P Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 18 April 2022 07:02

Currently Sri Lanka is facing social, economic and financial distress creating hardships to its people due to the long lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global political imbalances and macroeconomic imbalances of the country. Although the authorities are taking measures to address the above situation of the country, including taking steps to actively manage its debt obligations, finding immediate financial assistance from other nations and progressing at the discussions with the International Monetary Fund for a comprehensive programme, the positive impacts of such measures will benefit the people only in the medium to long term. Therefore, urgent measures are needed to enhance the foreign reserve position of the country to meet its day-to-day essential imports including food, fuel and medicine. 

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