High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

High Commissioner Kshenuka Senewiratne calls on Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 19 February 2024 13:57

High Commissioner Kshenuka Senewiratne called on Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India Nirmala Sitharaman today (19/2) in New Delhi.

President Initiates fourth phase of ‘Bharat-Lanka’ Housing Project” PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Monday, 19 February 2024 13:42

1300 houses allocated for plantation community:

  • Pledges support for Economic and Social Rights of the Upcountry Tamil community – The President.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe underscored the government’s commitment to safeguarding the economic and social rights of the upcountry Tamil community during a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat. He acknowledged their significant contribution to the nation’s economy and expressed intentions to unite political representatives from the upcountry, transcending party lines, to present collaborative proposals within the upcoming month.

The occasion marked the virtual launch of the 4th stage of the Indian Housing project, ‘Bharat-Lanka,’ aimed at constructing 10,000 houses for plantation sector workers. President Wickremesinghe, along with Minister of Water Supply and Estate Infrastructure Development Jeevan Thondaman and Indian High Commissioner H.E. Santhosh Jha, virtually unveiled the foundation stone plaque for 1300 houses across 45 plantation estates in ten districts.

President Wickremesinghe expressed gratitude to the Government of India for their support, particularly on the 200th anniversary of the upcountry Tamil community’s arrival in Sri Lanka. He highlighted efforts to negotiate land acquisition from estate companies for housing construction and emphasized the government’s commitment to advancing education standards within the upcountry.

The event was attended by several dignitaries, including State Minister of Irrigation and Water Supply Shasheendra Rajapaksa and Governor of Central Province Lalith U Gamage, highlighting the significance of the housing project and bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka.

Governance reforms under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi have helped the Indian economy through huge savings, says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 15 February 2024 18:53

"Governance reforms of the last 10 years under PM Modi have gone beyond the realms of mere governance by improving the work culture as well as providing an optimum working environment, while at the same time resulting in far reaching socio-economic benefits in the long run": Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr Jitendra Singh addresses participants of the ‘Special Capacity Building Programme for Senior Civil Servants of Sri Lanka’

Governance reforms under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi have helped the Indian economy through huge savings.

Technology is being widely used to result in savings and in delivery of utilities as well as services to the public.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh while addressing the participants of the ‘Special Capacity Building Programme for Senior Civil Servants of Sri Lanka’ in New Delhi today.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, adopting Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) has resulted in saving of Rs.1 lakh crore by removing middlemen and also saved millions of poor households from starvation during the Covid Pandemic. Besides, the Government also saved Rs.65,000 crore through the Government E-Marketplace (GeM) portal.

India-Sri Lanka official talks on collaboration in Personnel Administration and Governance held PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 15 February 2024 18:40

Both sides agreed to work towards formulation of an MOU for collaboration expeditiously

Bilateral delegation-level talks took place in New Delhi today  between Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Shri V. Srinivas and Secretary to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr. Anura Dissanayake for collaboration in Personnel Administration and Governance. The Sri Lankan delegation included  Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Technology; Mr. Pradeep Yasarathna, Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration,  Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and   Local Government; Mr. Nalaka Kaluwewe, Director General, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA). Senior officials of DARPG, - Shri NBS Rajput, Shri Puneet Yadav and Smt. Jaya Dubey participated in the discussions.

Both sides discussed on the modalities of a proposed Memorandum of Understanding between Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) and NCGG with a view to conduct Capacity Building Programmes (CBP) for senior and mid-level civil servants of Sri Lanka by NCGG.  The Director of the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA), presented the Capacity Building Plan for the Island Service Officers of Sri Lanka over the next five years and collaboration in developing the training curriculum and conduct training for 1000 officials at various seniority levels in hybrid mode. The Indian side presented their key capabilities in Administrative Reforms and Recognizing Meritocracy under the Prime Minister's Awards Scheme for Public Administration; handling Public Grievances through effective Redressal of Public Grievances by use of AI/ML in CPGRAMS, and Improving Service Delivery through promotion of e-Governance by initiatives Unified Service Portals, mandatory e-Services and strengthening e-Office and its Analytics. The contours of the collaboration shall be structured in an MOU to be developed by both sides. 

Independence Day Celebration New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 10 February 2024 15:08
High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Excellency Kshenuka Senewiratne hosted a reception to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka on 9th February 2024 at the High Commission premises. Honourable Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy of India Shri Raj Kumar Singh was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi also graced the event. Representatives of the Government of India, the New Delhi-based diplomatic corps, the business community, Sri Lankans living in India and other well-wishers attended the reception. 


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