Indian envoy vows support to Colombo amidst coronavirus pandemic

Indian envoy vows support to Colombo amidst coronavirus pandemic

Indian envoy vows support to Colombo amidst coronavirus pandemic

Written by Staff Writer

17 May, 2020 | 9:43 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): India’s newly-appointed high commissioner to Sri Lanka has said he will help Colombo to deal with the economic challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gopal Baglay, in an interview with foreign media, had said that India “is more than committed” to address the challenges posed by the virus.

He had noted that the Indian High Commission has set-up a dedicated helpline through which Indian’s stranded in Sri Lanka can seek assistance in returning to their country.

“We know exactly who they are, what are the requirements,” Baglay said noting that the high commission is in touch with the Indian nationals.

He had pointed out that India’s “Vande Bharat” mission to repatriate its citizens stranded in other countries, is currently underway.

Baglay had presented credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa via video conferencing on May 14.

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