High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam paid a courtesy call on the Lt. The discussions between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Prof G. Peiris included a range of matters such as cooperation with regard to the economy, development and the rehabilitation process.
2011 holds a special significance for our two countries based on our historic relations.
The seventh session of the Sri Lanka-India Joint Commission was held on 26th November 2010 in Colombo. India-Sri Lanka relations have diversified with the passage of time, encompassing all areas of contemporary relevance, including trade, services and investment, development cooperation, science and technology, culture and education.
Krishna, Minister of External Affairs of India and Hon'ble G. The two Ministers agreed that the shared cultural and civilizational heritage of India and Sri Lanka, the extensive people-to-people interaction and their common strategic concerns and interests provided the foundation to build a vibrant and multi-faceted partnership.
The alms-giving held at the High Commissioner’s Residence was followed by a Ceremony involving Sri Lankan expatriates in New Delhi at which High Commissioner Kariyawasam hoisted the National Flag to the accompaniment of ceremonial drums (magul bera) played by traditionally attired drummers of the Sri Lanka Navy Cultural Troupe.
The solemn early morning ceremony included the reading of the 66th Independence Day Message of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs of India, held bilateral discussions on Wednesday at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.