Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praises Indians in Colombo over their contribution during COVID-19, economic crisis
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe praised Indians staying in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka known as Colombo Expats Cultural Association (CECA) for the contributions they made while the country was facing COVID-19 situation and the economic crisis.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe during his speech highlighted how CECA has helped Sri Lanka in its darkest moment by illuminating the lives of underprivileged children during the crisis situation. He appreciated CECA’s continued involvement and commitment to Sri Lanka.
“I must say I was following your activities. So all I can say is that in a moment of darkness in Sri Lanka, you are one of the lamps that have been lit,” President Ranil Wickremesinghe was quoted as saying by ANI.
He said India and Sri Lanka share a common cultural bond in the region.
“India and Sri Lanka are two sides of the coin and while both countries have their differences in culture and religion, there are commonalities,” President Ranil said.
Recently CECA organised a cultural event and fashion show on the occasion of Diwali. During the event, the President of Sri Lanka and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay participated in it.