Defence Minister of India, Shri Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on 02-03 September, 2023 to review bilateral defence ties.
During the visit, Shri Rajnath Singh will hold talks with President and Defence Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
The entire gamut of India’s defence ties with Sri Lanka will be reviewed during these meetings.
The Defence Minister will also visit Nuwara Eliya and Trincomalee.
India increases financial allocation for grant projects
Responding to rapid changes in the economic landscape of Sri Lanka, the Government of India (GOI) has increased the financial allocation for various grant projects being implemented across the length and breadth of the country, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.
Accordingly, financial allocation has been increased by upto 50% in case of 9 ongoing projects which are being executed under the India-Sri Lanka High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) framework.
The overall financial commitment for these 9 projects currently stands at close to Rs 3 billion, after the increase. These projects cut across sectors ranging from education and health to agriculture, among others.