I must complain, however, that my friend Aveshji has in factvisited me in Sri Lanka only once!
I am therefore no stranger to this campus and to its work. I am sure Shri Avdesh Kaushal will not grudge me the privilege ofer of the RLEK family. On each of my visits I have met many people out here, and made friends with several legal luminaries of India, - friendships I value very much.
She also referred to the Prime Minister Modi’s remarks in Sri Lanka on “limitless possibilities of our shared future” and our “friendship that lives in the hearts of our people and is the fabric of our societies.” Staff of the High Commission, and their family members joined by a group of Sri Lankan expatriates sang Bhakti Gee.
Issues relating to regional and international issues of common concern were also discussed.4.
Both sides agreed that the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka created a historic opportunity to address all outstanding issues in a spirit of understanding and mutual accommodation imbued with political vision to work towards genuine national reconciliation.
In this context, the External Affairs Minister of Sri Lanka affirmed his Government’s commitment to ensuring expeditious and concrete progress in the ongoing dialogue between the Government of Sri Lanka and representatives of Tamil parties.
I feel very honoured and in fact happy to be back again at RLEK: This time to participate in the Laying of the Foundation Stone for the Indo Sri Lanka Human Rights Centre for South Asian Countries, and in the releasing of the handbook on Capacity building of Women in Local Governance in South Asian Countries here at the RLEK Auditorium.
Avdesh Kaushal, Members of the RLEK Fraternity, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.