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Southern Province and Indian State of Haryana to promote links

Southern Province Governor Dr. Hema Kumara Nanayakkara presented former Speaker of Hariyana Legislative Assembly Shri Satbir Singh Kadian with a memento of  goodwill between the two states. Lawyer Randhir Mann is also in the picture. Picture by Mahinda P. Liyanage, Galle Central Special Correspondent.

Plans are underway to reach an agreement between the Southern Province of Sri Lanka and the State of Haryana in India, Southern Province Governor Dr. Hema Kumara Nanayakkara said.

He was speaking during a meeting with a two member delegation from Haryana. The former Speaker of the Haryana Legislative Assembly Shri Satbir Singh Kadian and Haryana lawyer Randhir Mann had visited the Southern Province to exploring the potential for establishing bilateral relations in the fields of trade, agriculture, culture, education etc.

"Whenever our government faced turbulent economic, political or natural situations India was the first to come forward to help, Dr. Nanayakkara said. "Haryana is reputed for quality agro produce, specifically tropical fruits, and I understand we can import fruit at a cheaper rates than from other countries. I hope to devise a trade mechanism for fruitful transaction between the Southern Province and Haryana, with legal endorsement from the Central Government," he said.

Former Speaker Shri Satbir Singh Kadian said they were impressed by the potential for reward in the promotion of cultural, economic and trade relations between the two states.

"We produce quality fruit and export it at competitive rates to the international market. I hope Sri Lanka can reap the benefit of our relations," he said. Lawyer Randhir Mann said: "We hope to establish new trade and commerce relations between the two states. We have a large manufacturing industry and a rich cultural heritage. We are eager to share our experiences and promote avenues for cultural and educational exchange programmes, especially for youth." 


 

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