India Foreign Secretary visits Oil Tank Farms in Trincomalee

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COLOMBO – Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on the first day of the four-day visit to Sri Lanka, visited Lanka IOC (LIOC) tank farms in Trincomalee on Sunday (3).

LIOC officials briefed him about the possibilities for further strengthening the India-Sri Lanka energy partnership to enhance the energy security of the maritime country.

“Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited the Oil Tank Farms at Trincomalee today. LIOC briefed him about the development undertaken at the Lower Tank Farms and the possibilities for further strengthening India-Sri Lanka energy partnership to enhance SL’s energy security,” the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka said in a tweet on Sunday.

Shringla began his visit to Sri Lanka by seeking blessings at Sri Dalada Maligawa temple in Kandy city earlier Sunday. He was received by Diyawadana Nilame, the chief custodian of the temple.

“Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla begins his visit by seeking blessings at Sri Dalada Maligawa. He was received warmly by Hon’ble Diyawadana Nilame of the temple,” the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka said in a tweet.

Shringla, arrived in Colombo on his four-day visit to the nation on Saturday (2). He was received by Jayanath Colombage, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary and High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka, Gopal Bagley.

The visit of the Foreign Secretary will provide an opportunity to review bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka, the progress of ongoing bilateral projects and ongoing cooperation to tackle COVID-19 related disruptions.

Earlier this year, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka under the Neighbourhood First policy. New Delhi had also sent COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under this policy.

-ANI

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