On the auspicious occasion of India’s 75th anniversary of independence, Sri Lanka extended its warmest congratulations to the people and Government of India. Celebrating the spirit of independence, the Indian flag was flown in several parts of Sri Lanka, including the national capital, Colombo. Amid political and economic turmoil in the island nation, Sri Lanka has joined several countries around the world in sending wishes on the occasion of India’s independence.
Taking to Twitter, the High Commission of India in Colombo shared glimpses of the Independence Day celebration in the country. In a tweet, the High Commission wrote, “Moments from the celebrations held in Colombo on the occasion of India’s proud 75th Independence Anniversary.”
ඉන්දියාවේ නිදහසේ අභිමානවත් 75 වන වසර නිමිත්තෙන් කොළඹ පැවති උත්සවයේ අවස්ථා … pic.twitter.com/FGdRMVjdzM
— India in Sri Lanka (@IndiainSL) August 15, 2022
Indian Independence Day celebrated in Sri Lanka
Apart from this, the High Commission shared a video depicting the current Indo-Sri Lankan ties. He wrote: “As the Indian flag would be hoisted in different parts of Sri Lanka to mark the historic occasion, here are the highlights of India-Sri Lanka relations from the recent past.”
Additionally, the High Commission of India in Colombo has declared that on August 15, India House in Colombo will host Independence Day festivities to commemorate the country’s 75th Independence Anniversary. The Indian community and friends of India have been warmly invited to participate in these remote activities.
India–Sri Lanka relations
India and Sri Lanka share a very close relationship in all sectors. The relationship between the nations has recently been highlighted by strong political contacts, the expansion of trade and investment, collaboration in the areas of development, education, culture, defense, as well as a deep understanding of the most important global concerns.
Cooperation between the two countries has been strengthened by bilateral interactions at various levels over the past year and by the notable progress made in development assistance initiatives for internally displaced persons (IDPs). ) and disadvantaged groups of the population.
In addition to this, trade and commercial ties between India and Sri Lanka are strong. India’s main trading partner in South Asia is Sri Lanka. In fact, India is Sri Lanka’s largest international trading partner. After the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement came into effect in March 2000, trade between the two nations increased very rapidly, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
Additionally, an evolving defense partnership between India and Sri Lanka is based on substantial training and service-to-service connections. Their bilateral discussions in this area are influenced by the fact that the two nations share similar concerns, especially those related to the safety and security of their maritime communication channels.