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Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha made a four-day visit to the Eastern province in order to get firsthand information on the ground situation in the province and explore opportunities to further develop the economic and cultural situation, the Indian High Commission said.

Issuing a statement the High Commission said that during the envoy’s four-day visit (between May 24-27), he held wide-range talks with politicians, religious leaders and members of the civil society. Mr. Kantha, who visited all the three districts, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara, held talks with the Eastern province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and Chairman and other Members of the Eastern Provincial Council. Later the Eastern province Governor, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Mohan Wijewickrama hosted a breakfast meeting for the High Commissioner where he briefed him on the situation in the Province.

The High Commissioner separately interacted with leaders and other representatives of the SLFP, UNP, SLMC, ACMC, NC, TNA and TMVP. He also had meetings with the Security Forces Commander (East) and Commander of the Eastern Naval Area,” it said.

The High Commissioner also reviewed projects of Indian assistance currently being undertaken in the Province. He also held wide ranging discussions with various stakeholders to assess the impact of these projects on the ground and understand local priorities and requirements in order to further expand India’s development assistance.

During the visit, the High Commissioner offered floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Batticaloa, it added.

  Comments - 4

  • gune Monday, 28 May 2012 08:40 AM

    every other day or daily some odd Indian coming and inspecting some thing on ours. What do they do? and why is this.?
    they should look at on there on toilet nadu rather than coming here.

    Nodrog Monday, 28 May 2012 03:19 AM

    Why didn't they do an assessment during the terrorist war? They could have had first-hand information and seen with their own eyes the death and destruction caused by the tigers trained, armed and financed by them.

    Raju Monday, 28 May 2012 11:52 AM

    Well said gune

    I think given their desire to become a super power (hope this will never happen for the sake of entire hum humanity in this world) they use Sri Lanka as their testing waters. This must be stopped. Would anyone allow their neighbour to come and inspect your house every now and then? The funny thing is their house is full of rubbish and they come to our house to see how clean we are. What a funny world we are living in!

    BlindSide Monday, 28 May 2012 06:14 AM

    At least the statue of the Mahatma has been restored.

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