A meeting took place in the Official residence of the Indian High Commissioner, Colombo between Mr. Gopalaswami Parthasarathy, a leading diplomat, journalist and scholar in India and the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa.
Mr. Parthasarathy was the Indian High Commissioner in Cyprus, Australia and Pakistan for some time. Having served as the official Spokesman of the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, he has worked as the Media Spokesman of the Prime Minister when he also paid several visits to Sri Lanka.
Currently he serves as the Chancellor of Central University of Jammu and Director of Gas Power Study Center, New Delhi, India. He has worked as a television analyst on National Security and Foreign Policies in English and Hindi channels for the last twenty-year period as well.
Stating that he expects cooperation of India to rebuild Sri Lanka, the Leader of the Opposition also recollected the longstanding strong bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India.