Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles today received 125 Mahindra SUVs from Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay.
Under an existing line of credit, the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka announced that more SUVs will soon be provided to Colombo.
125 Mahindra SUVs were ceremonially handed over by the high commissioner of India to the Hon. Minister of Public Security, Tiran Alles, for the Sri Lankan Police two days ago. There will be more state-of-the-art SUVs delivered under an existing credit line in the near future! The contract was signed earlier this year.” As Sri Lanka has faced an economic crisis, India has been providing economic and humanitarian assistance to the island nation.
India pledged to remain Sri Lanka’s “steadfast friend” on December 8. Taking note of Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s tweet about holding “successful talks” with India on restructuring debt, the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said, “Thank you, H.E. President @RW_UNP.” #India will remain a steadfast friend of #SriLanka and stand by our brothers in Sri Lanka. We are committed to strengthening the bilateral economic partnership for mutual benefit.”
A meeting between Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda, and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was held earlier on December 6. He thanked Sitharaman for providing the island nation with brief emergency assistance during this difficult time.
According to an official statement issued by the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi, the Sri Lankan envoy informed the finance minister about Sri Lanka’s ongoing talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the country’s debt restructuring process.
Nirmala Sitharaman was also briefed by Milinda Moragoda on the severe effects Sri Lanka’s current economic contraction is having on the most vulnerable and poor.
By enhancing investments, tourism, and trade, India could play a major role in Sri Lanka’s economic revival, said Milinda Moragoda. The bilateral economic cooperation was also reviewed by both sides.
In a tweet, the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi said, “High Commissioner @MilindaMoragoda met with the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India @nsitharaman today to discuss bilateral economic cooperation.”