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India's Independence Day, SLIS Platinum Jubilee celebration in Colombo

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India's Independence Day and Sri Lanka India Society's Platinum Jubilee were celebrated at a function held in Colombo on August 5. It was held under the auspices of The Sri Lanka India Society (SLIS).

High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the chief guest at the event. State Minister for Foreign Affairs VasanthaSenanayake, Mayor of Colombo Ms. Rosy Senanayake, Attorney General JayanthaJayasurya, President of SLIS T.S. Prakash and dignitaries from the industry and other fields were also present during the occasion.

SLIS was founded in 1949, soon after the independence of India and Sri Lanka. SLIS is the oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka.

Delivering the keynote address, the High Commissioner Taranjit Singh stated that India was the 6th largest and fastest growing major economy in the world. Sri Lanka's location in the proximity of fastest growing economy could bring in substantial advantages. India – Sri Lanka relations should look towards the future. He highlighted that Sri Lankan youth could fulfill their aspirations and make them a part of India's growth story.

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