Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha says that India expects to working with the newly elected Government of Sri Lanka to take the bilateral relationship to the next level for the betterment of the people of the two countries.
Commenting of Indo-Lanka bilateral relations, the High Commissioner pointed out that India enjoys a special diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka which is not just geographical, but shared religions, shared cultural practices, family linkages, linguistic similarities, economic interdependency and political understanding between two democracies.
The High Commissioner congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful conduct of the Presidential election, and India is poised to continue to provide assistance and partnership to Sri Lanka in realizing its people’s aspiration. He further congratulated the newly elected president Maithripala Sirisena as well.
The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 66th Republic Day of India today at India House in Colombo.