Written by Bella Dalima
21 Feb, 2015 | 9:43 pm
An event organised by the Assistant High Commission of India in Kandy was held on Friday.
The event was organised in line with the Indian Technical and Economic Co-operation Day and International Students’ Day.
The event was attended by the Assistant High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Radha Venkataraman, Governor of the Uva Province M.G. Jayasinghe and State Minister of Education V. Radhakrishnan as the Chief Guest.
At the event State Minister of Education, V. Radhakrishnan expressed the following views:
Until the recent past, even in Sri Lanka, tea was one of the major crops along with the rubber that contributed a larger portion of the foreign exchange. When these labourers were brought to Sri Lanka, the British Government paid a certain amount of money under the Indian Emigrants Ordinance. In that sense we have made profits for three countries, India, Britain and Sri Lanka. Your excellency, I am certain that the Indians would not even know that there is a community in the Central Hills of Sri Lanka and they are of the Indian origin. So I kindly request you to take this message of the Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka across India.
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