September 27, 2023

Farewell Dinner for H.E. Milinda Moragoda

India Foundation hosted a Farewell Dinner for H.E. Milinda Moragoda, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, on September 26, 2023. Shri Y. K. Sinha, Chief Information Commissioner of India, felicitated H.E. Milinda Moragoda on the occasion. Amb Ashok Kantha, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and Capt Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation, shared their reflections on evolving India-Sri Lanka ties at the farewell. In his remarks, H.E. Milinda Moragoda spoke about friendly relations between India and Sri Lanka and the major economic assistance of India to Sri Lanka during the financial crisis which is an example of close bonhomie that exists between the two countries. He also mentioned about the proposal for reintroduction of Indian bison (gaur) in Sri Lanka, which has been extinct in the island nation for long, and talked about the cooperation received from authorities in India. He also said that the government authorities of both the countries should work on enhancing people-to-people connect and focus on retaining our common cultural values.


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