Colombo, August 30 (newsin.asia): The High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka in India, Milinda Moragoda, appointed with cabinet rank, has asked his staff to take Sri Lanka-India relations to new heights.
Assuming his duties at the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi on Monday, Moragoda stressed the importance of working as one team to advance the interest of Sri Lanka. He officially released his policy framework entitled “Integrated Country Strategy for the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India 2021/2023”, which is expected to provide guidelines for the functioning of Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions in India for the next two years.
The policy framework is based on ‘Satara Sampadha’ or the four accomplishments, referred to in the Vyagghapajja Sutta of the Pali Canon, which comprises Saddhā, Sīla, Cāga, and Paññā, which in the modern context of international relations, could be interpreted as Trust, Virtuous behaviour, Sacrifice and Thorough understanding, respectively.
The document can be accessed via https://www.slhcindia.org/images/stories/N_images/PDF/ics%20english%20final300821.pdf
Earlier, the staff of the High Commission had received the High Commissioner-designate and Mrs. Jennifer Moragoda in a traditional Sri Lankan way with a sheaf of betel leaves. Seth Pirith was chanted by the Most Ven. Dr. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Anu Nayaka Thero, Most Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahindasangharakkhitha Anu Nayaka Thero, Most Ven. Thirikunamale Ananda Maha Nayaka Thero, Most Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Anu Nayaka Thero and the General Secretary of the Mahabodhi Society of India Most Ven. Pelawatte Seewali Nayaka Thero via the zoom platform.
The High Commissioner-designate Moragoda’s career has spanned business, government, politics, diplomacy, media and academia. He is the twenty sixth High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India.