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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

New Indian High Commissioner highlights India’s continued commitment to work closely with Sri Lanka

Colombo, 15 May, (

In his comments, the new Indian High Commissioner pointed out that today’s novel initiative underscores the significance India and Sri Lanka attach to their friendly and multi-faceted ties, and also highlights India’s continued commitment to closely work with Sri Lanka in facing common challenges.

Earlier, Gopal Baglay, the new High Commissioner of India presented his Letter of Credentials, to the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (14th May) in a ceremony held through video-conferencing.

The High Commissioner conveyed to Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the people of Sri Lanka warm greetings from the leadership and the people of India. Stressing the immense significance attached by India to its relations with Sri Lanka, he reiterated the abiding commitment at the highest levels in India to developing and strengthening the existing close friendly ties and cooperation between the two countries.

Prior to his current assignment, the new High Commissioner Gopal Baglay served as Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office in India since 2017.

Earlier, he had worked in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India including as the Official Spokesperson of the Ministry, Joint Secretary (External Publicity) Division, Joint Secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran), and Joint Secretary (States) from 2014-’17.

Gopal Baglay also served as the Deputy High Commissioner of India to Pakistan (2011-2014), and in Indian Missions in Kathmandu, London, Russia and Ukraine.

A Master of Science, he speaks Hindi, Urdu, English and Russian languages and has also studied Sanskrit, Ukrainian and Nepali. He is currently observing the stipulated health protocols, at India House.

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