Lanka seeks India’s assistance to garner global economic support

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Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices, and power cuts affecting a large number of the citizens…reports Asian Lite News

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda on Thursday met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to discuss the present crisis in the island country and requested India’s assistance in garnering international support for the economic recovery in Sri Lanka.

“The discussion particularly focused on the present economic crisis in Sri Lanka, and the High Commissioner thanked the National Security Advisor for the support that is extended by the Government of India to Sri Lanka to manage the situation,” the Sri Lankan High Commission’s statement said.

The statement further said, “In this context, High Commissioner Moragoda requested India’s assistance in garnering international support for the economic recovery in Sri Lanka, to which the National Security Advisor responded positively.”

During their discussion, a comprehensive review of the status of the bilateral relationship was carried out and priority areas for future cooperation were deliberated upon.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri and the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi Niluka Kadurugamuwa.

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices, and power cuts affecting a large number of the citizens, resulting in massive protests which culminated in the resignation of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa last week.

Indians in SL urged to register

India on Thursday asked all its citizens living in crisis-hit Sri Lanka to register themselves at the High Commission.

“Registration of Indians in Sri Lanka: All Indian nationals who are staying in Sri Lanka are requested to register themselves at the High Commission of India, Colombo website www.hcicolombo.gov.in,” the advisory said.

Both Non-resident Indians (NRI) and students have asked to register themselves separately.

“Links for registration are as follows: a) NRIs (other than students)- https:/ /hcicolombo.gov.in /national registration nris b) Students-https: / /hcicolombo.gov.in /national registration students 2. Please write to cons2.colomboamea.gov.in or call +94-11- 2422860 / 2327243 in case of any clarifications,” the High Commission said.

The high commission said they are trying to keep the database updated by informing Indian nationals in Sri Lanka.

“Please note that this is not a new link. We try to keep the database updated by informing Indian nationals in Sri Lanka of the link periodically,” it said. (ANI)

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