The High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha stated that the India-Sri Lanka relationship was a special one based both on shared heritage and shared interests.
This was at the 64th Republic Day of India celebrations in Colombo.
He noted that the last year witnessed dynamic developments in our strong, friendly and time-tested relations with Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner noted that the President of India had highlighted that India has changed more in last six decades than in six previous centuries.
He further added that in the last six decades, India’s economic growth has more than tripled, literacy rate has increased by over four times and that there has been significant reduction in poverty.