Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Brochure released on India and Sri Lanka development cooperation partnership
Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 08:48 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: A brochure titled "India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time", published by the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, was released by the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, and the High Commissioner of India, Y. K. Sinha, on 13 August 2014.

Various stakeholders, institutions, agencies and officials who have been instrumental in the successful implementation of the Indian Projects in Sri Lanka, were present at the special ceremony to release the brochure.

The brochure provides a glimpse into the extensive and multi-sectoral Development Cooperation Partnership between India and Sri Lanka, which has expanded significantly since the end of the armed conflict in 2009.

Speaking on the occasion, the High Commissioner thanked Minister Basil Rajapaksa for the support extended by the Sri Lankan government in ensuring the smooth implementation of Indian projects. He noted that while India has always extended its hand of friendship and cooperation to Sri Lanka, the nature of India's assistance has evolved and expanded since the end of the armed conflict in 2009.

"India and Sri Lanka share a dynamic and multifaceted bilateral relationship that is rooted in close social, economic, cultural, educational, religious ties and people-to-people interactions. The relationship has now blossomed to encompass all areas of contemporary relevance. As Sri Lanka strives towards a peaceful future, the Government and the people of India remain committed to assist Sri Lanka in its endeavours of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation. India's development partnership with Sri Lanka is unique, built on the foundations of political understanding, shared socio-cultural links, and geographical proximity, and is based on cooperative implementation with agencies of the Government of Sri Lanka," the High Commission said in a statement.

India's assistance in post-conflict recovery commenced in 2008 even before the armed conflict came to an end, and has developed as per the priorities set by the Government and people of Sri Lanka. India's portfolio of development projects now encompasses virtually all major sectors of the economy, and is estimated at US$ 1.3 billion.

The soft copy of the brochure can be accessed at the following web-link: "http://www.hcicolombo.org/uploads/page_files/FINAL_DC_BROCHURE_13.8_.14_1700_hrs_.pdf"

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Ceylinco General Insurance introduces comprehensive natural disaster cover for traders and homes
-- [49 minutes ago]
Renovation of Sri Lanka's main airport next year, no plans to sell Mattala airport - Transport Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
President rejects media reports on joint opposition's protest march
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says making the country a better place for people is politicians' duty
Commonwealth supports human rights chapter for Sri Lanka constitution
Sri Lanka hosts Global Shippers' Forum this week
ICRC asks Sri Lanka to clarify fate and whereabouts of 16,000 missing persons
Sri Lanka President launches Mangrove Conservation Program uplifting coastal communities
Canadian Foreign Minister's visit to Sri Lanka tomorrow expected to infuse new momentum to bilateral relations
Plantation companies agree to pay the interim allowance to estate workers

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.