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New envoy in Sri Lanka to increase trade ties with Lithuania

Sri Lanka's trade with Lithuania is at a very low ebb and it will now take a huge leap forward with the appointment of an Ambassador to Sri Lanka.

 Consul General for Lithuania and Supreme Global Holdings Chairman R.M.Manivannan said that the fact that an Ambassador was appointed to Sri Lanka is a sign that both countries are keen to promote bilateral trade.

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HE Laimonas Talat-Kelpsa meets the Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament

Following the credentials ceremony and meeting with the staff at the Consulate, the Lithuanian Ambassador to Sri Lanka HE Laimonas Talat-Kelpsa visited Speaker’s House upon his invitation. Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Hon Karu Jayasuriya had discussions of strengthening the ties between Sri Lanka and Lithuania on different areas including Trade, Economy, Culture and Diplomacy.

The Speaker also highlighted on 'Parliamentary Diplomacy' the means by which two or more parliaments conduct an ongoing dialogue with regard to key international issues and the significance of it to create closer relationships with the Lithuanian Parliament.

Talat-Kelpsa emphasized the importance of Sri Lanka to Lithuania and the progress they have achieved so far. He highlighted the importance of the highly active Consulate in Colombo and its efficiency which has facilitated links between his Embassy in New Delhi and Colombo. His Excellency also extended his gratitude towards the Speaker for the warmth and hospitality during his visit to the island.

Deputy Head of Mission Justinas Bakunas, Honorary Consul R.M. Manivannan, Director of Public Relations and Communication (Consulate) Kachana Kodituwakku and Project Coordinator (Consulate) Thilina Galappatti were also present on this occasion.

Lithuania Offers Many Opportunities For Sri Lanka: Ambassador Talat-Kelpša

The Lithuanian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Laimonas Talat-Kelpša said that there were numerous opportunities for growth of trade and other links between Sri Lanka and Lithuania.

He made this observation at a discussion following the official launch of the website of the Lithuanian Consulate in Sri Lanka.

He stated that the trade volume is at 6 million Euro but it was expanding. He pointed out that the trade between Lithuania and India improved dramatically during the last four years and a similar development is likely in the trade between Sri Lanka and Lithuania.

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