More talks needed between India-SL provincial leaders: Lankan consul general in Mumbai

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Indian media WION reported that the Sri Lankan Consul General in Mumbai, Ambassador Dr Valsan, has called for more communication between provincial politicians of India and Sri Lanka that will “sort lot of misperceptions.”

In an interview with WION, Sri Lankan Ambassador Dr. Valsan said, “We have a healthy communication channel between the top leadership and relevant institutions of India and Sri Lanka….I feel that other than traditional areas of connectivity, one important area that needs to be improved is the political connectivity at the provincial level.”

The article further explained that India and Sri Lanka have had a lot of high-level engagements, including the recent visit of Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla to the country. Sri Lanka is likely to host BIMSTEC summit later this year, and if it happens in person, Indian Prime Minister is expected to go to the country.

The Sri Lankan diplomat also talked about connecting the Ramayana trail between India and Sri Lanka. “If we can link up this Ramayana trail, with India and Sri Lanka trail this will enhance the connectivity between these two nations,” he said.

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