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Indian High Commissioner meets Sri Lankan Ministers of Fisheries & Foreign Relations

Indian High Commissioner meets Sri Lankan Ministers of Fisheries & Foreign Relations
December 10
13:26 2020

Columbo, Dec 09 The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay met Minister of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena and the Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devanada at the Ministry of Foreign Relations today.

India thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for organizing the 4th NSA level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security held in Colombo on 28 November 2020. The High Commissioner and the Minister agreed that enhanced cooperation among various countries, particularly Sri Lanka and India, is crucial for addressing challenges like terrorism, radicalization, organized crime, drug trafficking, etc. in our region.  The High Commissioner expressed the confidence that India-Sri Lanka relations will reach new heights in the coming year.

The High Commissioner responded positively to the request for Government of India assistance in arranging repatriation of about 1500 Sri Lankans stranded mostly in South India due to COVID19 pandemic. The two governments will coordinate the matter through diplomatic channels.

The High Commissioner appreciated ongoing cooperation between the relevant authorities of the two countries on matters related to fishermen. He pointed out that such cooperation had saved precious lives of fishermen of both countries at sea.  The High Commissioner thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for the cooperation in returning the mortal remains of Indian fishermen who lost their lives at sea due to inclement weather earlier this year.  He stressed the need to continue to deal with the matters related to fishermen and their boats in a humanitarian manner, in accordance with the existing understandings.

It was also highlighted concrete steps taken by both the Government India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu in addressing all dimensions of the issue and specifically underlined Government of India’s ongoing measures to support and encourage Indian fishermen to practise deep sea fishing. The idea of hosting the next meeting of the bilateral mechanism on matters pertaining to fishermen could soon be arranged online.

On the proposal for joint management for Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar by Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda, the High Commissioner shared that the forward looking elements in the proposal needed to be examined in greater detail.

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