The High Commissioner of India, Y. K. Sinha Release of Brochure titled “India & Sri Lanka: A Partnership That Transcends Time” on 13 August 2014 said that India and Sri Lanka share a dynamic and multifaceted bilateral relationship that is rooted in close social, economic, cultural, educational, religious ties and people-to-people interactions. The relationship has now blossomed to encompass all areas of contemporary relevance. As Sri Lanka strives towards a peaceful future, the Government and the people of India remain committed to assist Sri Lanka in its endeavours of rehabilitation, reconstruction and reconciliation. India’s development partnership with Sri Lanka is unique, built on the foundations of political understanding, shared socio-cultural links, and geographical proximity, and is based on cooperative implementation with agencies of the Government of Sri Lanka.
India’s assistance in post-conflict recovery commenced in 2008 even before the armed conflict came to an end, and has developed as per the priorities set by the Government and people of Sri Lanka. India’s portfolio of development projects now encompasses virtually all major sectors of the economy, and is estimated at US$ 1.3 billion.