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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4.57 GMT
Indian High Commissioner Sinha calls on President Rajapaksa


The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug 15). Mr. Sinha expressed his appreciation for the President's gesture to release Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody on the occasion of India's Independence Day that is celebrated today.

President Rajapaksa, expressing concern about the impact this situation is having on both the lives of fishermen and the environment, expressed the need for a permanent solution.

The Indian High Commissioner also briefed the President on the Indian CEO's Forum that is set to take place this week in line with Indian Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka. When the President pointed out that there are quite a number of company CEOs in Sri Lanka that are of Indian origin, Mr. Sinha said the government policies are very investor-friendly. High Commissioner further said. There is a lot of cooperation is happening from the

The High Commissioner also presented President Rajapaksa with a publication titled "India and Sri Lanka : A Partnership That Transcends Time” which was published by the Indian High Commission and launched yesterday by Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa. The publication outlines the numerous development initiatives that the two countries have collaborated on in Sri Lanka.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris was also present at this event.





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