FS Shringla begins Sri Lanka visit, offers prayers at Sri Dalada Maligawa temple
During the visit, Shringla will travel to various parts of Sri Lanka to further boost cooperation between the two countries
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla who is on a four-day official trip to Sri Lanka, on Sunday began his visit to the island nation by seeking blessings at Sri Dalada Maligawa, a Buddhist temple located at Kandy in Sri Lanka.
The Foreign Secretary has arrived in Sri Lanka at the invitation of the island nation’s Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage.
In the course of his four-day visit, Foreign Secretary Shringla on Sunday travelled to Oil Tank Farms at Trincomalee where officials briefed him about the development undertaken at the Lower Tank Farms and the possibilities for further strengthening of India-Sri Lanka energy partnership.
Talking about this development, the Indian High Commission tweeted: “Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited the Oil Tank Farms at Trincomalee today. LIOC briefed him about the development undertaken at the Lower Tank Farms and the possibilities for further strengthening India-Sri Lanka energy partnership to enhance Sri Lanka’s energy security.”
Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said Sri Lanka occupies a central place in India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
Foreign Secretary Shringla’s visit signifies the importance both countries attach to strengthening their close and cordial relations in all spheres of mutual interest.
The visit will provide an opportunity to review the two countries’ bilateral ties, progress of ongoing bilateral projects and ongoing cooperation to tackle Covid related disruptions.