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Sri Lankan government is to expand its Diplomatic and Consular Representations in India, through expansion of the existing Missions in India to suit the present day needs, the government information department said.

The Cabinet has given its approval for a proposal made by External Affairs Minister Prof. G .L. Pieris in this regard.

Accordingly approval was granted for the following measures

-With respect to the office of the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, to appoint two Tamil speaking officers from the public service

-With respect to Consulate General in Mumbai, it will be henceforth headed by a Senior Officer from the SLOS, and to create an additional diplomatic post for a middle ranking officer from the Dept of Commerce.

-Creating an additional post at the SLHC in New Delhi to exclusively deal with Sri Lanka’s bilateral ,economic, investment and trade relations with India.

-To open the Consulate General in Kolkata with the staff strength of Consular General, a personal asst, a Sri Lanka Foreign Service officer, an Attaché and Public Management Asst and with with Consular jurisdiction over the States of West Bengal, Orissa, Jaka Hand, Bihar and North eastern states

-To appoint Hon Consuls for Sri Lanka in Hydrebad, Lucknow and Thiruvanandapuram.

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  • Sagara Friday, 31 August 2012 11:17 AM

    Can we ask the Indian Govt. to teach its citizens what mutual respect is?

    warra86 Sunday, 02 September 2012 10:17 AM

    no wonder Jayasuriya has become an Indian. we'l even have Indians dictating terms to us.

    kaputakukula Saturday, 01 September 2012 06:34 AM

    Professori GL is in a futile attempt to gather the 'spilt milk'. India seriously suspects Sri Lanka. The more we get closer towards China India will draw back farther.
    Now Sri Lankans don't throw all hate words in reply. Loving one's country is one thing but foregtting the facts is lunatic.

    Nodrog Saturday, 01 September 2012 03:22 AM

    Saskiam you meant Tamil speaking Sri Lankans right?

    Automatic Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:24 AM

    This problem need to be solve. Like a thorn in our side. GOSL should push for solution even if people not happy with it. Somehow this problem need to be fix. Otherwise no progress for country will be seen and we will continue limping on one foot.

    Jayalath Friday, 31 August 2012 07:46 PM

    Even Mahindha knows that even Mighty China cannot defend us from an Indian Invasion.

    RajasH Friday, 31 August 2012 07:45 PM

    more like idly and dosa

    RajasH Friday, 31 August 2012 07:45 PM

    nothing wrong with that at all... I mean the timing of the communication is not a coincidence...keep both party happy
    juggling game

    SL Friday, 31 August 2012 02:19 PM

    why are you not happy!! do you want us to accept only indian defense officials?

    SL Friday, 31 August 2012 02:05 PM

    we should not let TN businessmen to work in SL.

    SL Friday, 31 August 2012 02:05 PM

    do not talk rubbish.if you want to live in SL with harmoney forget about a separate elam.or else you go back to TN where you are belongs to

    lal Friday, 31 August 2012 11:42 AM

    Yes, the those who supported the racist LTTE are war criminals and should be punished, including confiscating their assets. The sinhala victims should be compensated. Thank Saskia for reminding.

    tilak Friday, 31 August 2012 01:25 AM

    What they gain by killing animal for their religion. This is barbarian act.

    warra86 Friday, 31 August 2012 10:26 AM

    Aiyo more Indian papadam.

    Lobo Friday, 31 August 2012 10:28 AM

    Saskiam, yeah what about it?? In spite of all the 'proof' about the alleged war-crimes still nothing can be proved.

    Fusion Friday, 31 August 2012 10:08 AM

    The expansion is not only about TN. But having Tamil speaking officers in the Chennai DHC office is a good thing. Idea is to try and mend fences, not shut them down completely. The expansion applies to all of India.

    Barath Friday, 31 August 2012 09:57 AM

    Cross Diplomatic net as recommended earlier covering from Hambantota to several states of India.

    Roger Friday, 31 August 2012 09:52 AM

    We have to foot the bills of maintaing additional staff.

    RajasH Friday, 31 August 2012 09:48 AM

    I am sure this is nothing to do with the visit of the Chinese Defense Minister

    lal Friday, 31 August 2012 07:20 AM

    This move might antagonise Jayalalitha and other jokers in her kitchen cabinet. Better ask first Manmohan Singh if he has that woman's permission to go ahead or there will be screams and protests.

    Singore Friday, 31 August 2012 07:26 AM

    Yes ,It is better to have more consulates in big countries like India, China, Germany, USA, Britain and France. We must have at least one Embassy in each every country. (More consulates) Tourism & other Business promotions are easier.

    Saskia Friday, 31 August 2012 06:58 AM

    What about the war crimes committed against Tamils in SL?

    sv Friday, 31 August 2012 06:48 AM

    Close down chennai office and open in other places

    sss Friday, 31 August 2012 05:18 AM

    There should be no double stance-MR

    yes yes, we act friendly towards India but it is only acting. Actual friend is China

    Nodrog Friday, 31 August 2012 05:08 AM

    What about the crude treatment of Lankans in TN?

    Kautilya Friday, 31 August 2012 02:55 AM

    At last government admits its diplomatic relation with India is down the drain.


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