Month: November 2019

President meets officials at Sri Lankan High Commission in India

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Sri Lankan High Commission office in New Delhi today (30) and planted a tree sapling to mark the occasion l. President Rajapaksa discussed with officials the importance of performing diplomatic functions in order to enhance cooperation between the two countries.  The meeting was attended by the Sri Lankan High Commissioner…

President Rajapaksa’s visit is a new approach to the historical relations between the two countries – Indian President

The arrival of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to India as his first overseas destination after assuming office marks a new approach to the historical relations between the two countries, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said. President Kovind made these comments at a banquet hosted by him in honour of the visiting Sri Lankan President at Rashtrapati Bhawan…

Rajapaksa, Modi: a meeting of spirits?

India reciprocated enthusiastically to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s promise that he would strive to elevate Indo – Sri Lanka relations to the highest level possible during his tenure of office. President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions at the majestic Hyderabad House, former Palace of Nizam of Hyderabad, now the Prime Minister’s State Guest…

India grants USD 400 million credit line to Sri Lanka

Additional USD 50 million to combat terrorism Agreed to release all Indian fishing boats detained in Sri Lanka Indian PM pledges fullest support to make ”Saubhagyaye Dekma” policy framework of the new President, a reality Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing Sri Lanka’s new President, a leader with a meaningful vision said his government would…

During my tenure, Indo–Lanka relations will be elevated to the highest level – President Rajapaksa

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will strive to elevate Indo – Sri Lanka relations to the highest level possible during his tenure of office. The President, who is currently on a two-day State visit to India, made this statement during the official meeting with President of India Ram Nath Kovind today. President Rajapaksa who arrived…

Indian Foreign Minister calls on President Rajapaksa

The Minister of External Affairs of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today (29) called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is currently visiting India. Minister Jaishankar commended the decision by President Rajapaksa to select India as his first overseas State visit since assuming duties. The visit has taken place on an invitation extended by the Indian Prime Minister.  While expressing…

President Rajapaksa starting a state visit to India reaches New Delhi

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who left the country in the afternoon for a two day state visit to India reached New Delhi this evening (28). President Rajapaksa and his delegation were received by India’s State Transport and Highways Minister Dr. V.K.Singh at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Sri Lankan High Commissioner in India Austin Fernando and…

New State and Deputy Ministers sworn-in

Newly appointed  35 State Ministers and three Deputy Ministers were sworn-in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s Office  today (27). They were: State Ministers Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa – State Minister of Defence Mr.Vasudeva Nanayakkara – State Minister of Water Supply Facilities Mr.Gamini Lokuge – State Minister of Urban Development Mr.Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene – State…

US and Japanese envoys called on President

The US Ambassador in Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s Office today (22). The Ambassador was accompanied by the Deputy Chief of Mission Martin Kelly and the Chief of Political Officer Anthony Renzulli. The two parties were engaged in a cordial discussion. The Ambassador of Japan to Sri…

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