SLIS celebrates national days of India and Sri Lanka, Prime Minister attends as chief guest

In his address, the High Commissioner of India noted that the recent discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos revealed that the Global CEOs' confidence in India had gone up despite a dramatic dip in the World major economies. India was billed as the largest transformation of 21st century and the world’s best were betting on India. He said that India wanted Sri Lanka to be part of this story and urged Sri Lanka to utilize the huge opportunities that were arising from India’s dramatic economic growth. The High Commissioner emphasized that India was committed to people-oriented developmental projects in Sri Lanka and had constructed 47000 houses for the people of Sri Lanka for free and another 16000 were in the pipeline. India had also completed 70 developmental grant projects in almost all sectors across the island.

Nettipattam -a traditional elephant ornament representing peace and prosperity was presented to Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by SLIS. A new edition of Maithree magazine was also unveiled at the event.  SLIS which is the oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka. It was founded in 1949, soon after the independence of India and Sri Lanka.

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February 12, 2019

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