“As the people of Jaffna seek to resurrect their lives after years of armed conflict, the Government and the people of India remain committed to facilitating development in the region,” the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Mr Ashok K. Kantha, said.
He was speaking at the inauguration of second annual Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF) where more than 45 Indian companies are participating.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) have also sent business delegations to the event.
“There is a special place in this relationship for age-old and time-tested bonds between the Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka and India.” he said.
India has already started working on developing Palaly airport and Kankasanthurai harbour in the Jaffna peninsula to build the airport as a regional aviation centre and the harbour as a trade and commercial hub, reported the PTI.