High Commissioner of India Ashok K Kantha is on a three-day visit to the Northern Province from 20-22 July and participated in various events held in Jaffna.
The High Commissioner attended the plenary inaugural session of the Jaffna University International Research Conference on ‘Capacity Development in a Post War Context’ which was organized by the University of Jaffna.
In his address, the High Commissioner traced the evolution of India’s development assistance to Sri Lanka from the period prior to the end of armed conflict to the present and India’s ongoing developmental projects in different sectors such as transport infrastructure, housing, industry, health, education, culture, etc.
He welcomed the scholars who have come from India to partake in the proceedings of the Conference by sharing their knowledge and expertise in capacity-building in various disciplines.
Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, and the High Commissioner of India jointly inaugurated the Palmyrah Research Institute in Jaffna.
He also met Members of Parliament from TNA.
In the next two days, he High Commissioner will also visit Nainativu, Delft Island, Keerimalai and Maviddapuram temples.