New Delhi, December 11 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda has been invited to address the Economic Advisory Council to the Indian Prime Minister on prospects of economic integration between Sri Lanka and India. The invitation was extended by the Chairman of the EAC-PM, Dr. Bibek Debroy, at a meeting between the two in New Delhi. Moragoda accepted the invitation. The High Commissioner’s presentation will take place at a mutually convenient date.
The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) is an independent body constituted to give advice on economic and related issues to the Government of India, specifically to the Prime Minister.
During the discussion, the Chairman of the EAC-PM briefed High Commissioner Moragoda on the mandate and the functions of the Council. High Commissioner Moragoda stressed the importance of economic integration between Sri Lanka and India and inquired as to how the Council could assist in that process.
In response, Chairman Debroy extended an invitation to High Commissioner Moragoda to address the Council on a mutually convenient date on matters pertaining to economic integration and cooperation, which the High Commissioner accepted.
Post Covid supply chain resilience as well as trade and investment were among other issues that were discussed at the meeting.
Dr. Bibek Debroy is an internationally renowned economist and has held many high posts in the government. He is a prolific writer who has translated a number of ancient Indian classics into English, including the Bhagavad Gita. He has also served in the ‘High-Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor’, an independent international organization hosted by the United Nations Development Programme from 2005-2008, of which High Commissioner Moragoda was a member.