India - Sri Lanka Defence Cooperation: Identifying New Opportunities and Forging New Bonds | Applications are invited from the children of Estate workers (Tamil) | India’s rich Buddhist Heritage to be showcased at Buddhist Temples across Sri Lanka on every Poya Day | Applications are invited from the children of Estate workers | Digital Public Infrastructure Conference Enable | Empower | Enrich | India infuses additional funds into ongoing grant projects | South Asian University (SAU) is inviting applications for PG and PhD Programmes for the academic year 2024-25 | International Women's Day 2024 | A milestone in India-Sri Lanka Energy Partnership | Joint Working Group meeting for cooperation in power sector | INDIAN COAST GUARD SHIPS VISIT TO GALLE & COLOMBO | Capacity Building Program for the Civil Servants of Sri Lanka commences at National Centre for Good Governance in India | Visit of High Commissioner to Northern Province | Launch of construction of 1300 houses under Indian Housing Project in 45 Estates across 10 Districts of Sri Lanka | India-Sri Lanka official talks on collaboration in Personnel Administration and Governance held | UPI goes live in Sri Lanka | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth of Mauritius to witness launch of UPI services in Sri Lanka and Mauritius | Inviting applications for fully funded scholarship schemes by Government of India exclusively for Sri Lankan nationals. | Press Release - India’s 75th Republic Day celebrations | Fully funded scholarships by Government of India for Sri Lankan nationals. | 75th Republic Day of India Celebration – 2024. | Inviting applications for Foreign Nationals/Person of Indian Origin/Non-Resident Indians/ Overseas Citizen of India under the Direct Admission of Students Abroad scheme. | Inviting applications under the Direct Admission of Students Abroad scheme. | Inviting project proposals for consideration during the 2024 Board meeting of India - Sri Lanka Foundation. | High Commissioner's visit to Kandy underscores the expanse of India - Sri Lanka relations | World Hindi Day – 2024. | High Commissioner of India visits Gangaramaya Temple. | Scholarship for studying Hindi in India for the Academic Session, 2024-25 | High Commissioner and Minister of Education inaugurate World Hindi Day celebrations in Colombo (10-11 January, 2024) | Scholarship for studying Hindi in India for the academic session, 2024-25 under the scheme of propagation of Hindi abroad at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India. | Application form for Scholarship for studying Hindi in India for the academic session, 2024-25 under the scheme of propagation of Hindi abroad at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India. | Upgradation of Railway Line with India's Assistance | Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra Examination-2024 | Application forms for Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra Examination- 2024. | Extension of timeline for handwritten travel documents (PIO Cards) beyond 31.12.23 | World Hindi Day - 2024 | New High Commissioner of India assumes charge. | Visit of Parliamentary delegation from Sri Lanka to India | High Commissioner H.E Gopal Baglay relinquished charge | Online Classes by ICCR in cooperation with Routes2Roots and Centre for Cultural Resources and Training | Application forms for Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (DBHPS), Chennai Examination 2024 | Release of Commemorative Postal Stamp of AHCI Kandy and other financial assistance (07.12.2023) | Inauguration of an India Corner at Main Library of University of Peradeniya (07.12.2023) | Keel Laying Ceremony of 4000T Floating Dock. | High Commissioner’s visit to Northern Province underscores that India stands with the people of Sri Lanka. | Plaque unveiling Ceremony of Annapurna Certificate-2023 at Balaji Dosai, Kandy (30.11.2023) | 9th Edition of MITRA SHAKTI - IX Concludes | Major milestone in construction of 10,000 houses under Phase-IV of Indian Housing Project | Plaque unveiling Ceremony of Annapurna Certificate-2023 at Balaji Dosai, Kandy (30.11.2023) | Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for Academic Year 2023-24 | PIDPI Resolution | Finance Minister of India launches new initiatives throughout Sri Lanka in diverse areas | History of AHCI | Registration for Hindi Language Classes for Academic Year 2023-2024 | Indian Navy's Advanced Light Helicopter in Sri Lanka | Indian Navy Ship Airavat in Colombo | ICCR Newsletter (May 2023) | Commencement of ferry service between Nagapattinam and Kankesanthurai - a new chapter in India-Sri Lanka diplomatic and economic relations | The first ever India-Alumni Art Exhibition - Chitralekha Inaugurated in Colombo today | The first ever India-Alumni Art Exhibition | India and Sri Lanka commit to more cooperation in education and skills training at ITEC Day Celebration | Special G-20 related publications | Celebration of ITEC Day 2023 (22.09.2023) | Curtain Raiser - Global Maritime India Summit | India only creditor to continue railway assistance | INS Nireekshak visits Trincomalee for SLN Diver Training | Full Transcript of PTI's Interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Indian Naval Ship (INS) Delhi departs Colombo | India increases financial allocation for the implementation of grant projects | Visit of Defence Minister of India to Sri Lanka | 22 Sri Lankan students to study Hindi in India with full scholarships | Celebration of World Sanskrit Day in Sri Lanka on 31 August 2023 to underscore India - Sri Lanka Shared Heritage | Inauguration of Hindi classes in Ratnapura at Rupa Aruna Pirivena, Rajamaha Viharaya & Jethavanarama Buddhist Monastery | Commemoration of 50 years of association between National Defence College, India and Sri Lanka Armed Forces | External Affairs Minister of India updates members of the India-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Association on bilateral relations | Induction of Indian Navy Dornier Into Sri Lanka Air Force | G20 Newsletter : 'G20 Summit - Countdown Begins' | Celebration of 77th Independence Day of India (15.08.2023) | Press Release-Celebration of 77th Independence Day of India | India Mobile Congress (27-29 October, 2023) | Workshop on Millets in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka (28 July 2023) | Press Release-Indian Navy Ship Khanjar Visit To Trincomalee | Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith, Lucknow (BSVL) Examination – 2023 | Press Release -Joint Committee to strengthen India-Sri Lanka connectivity meets | 9th India International MSME Expo & Summit 2023 (10-12 August 2023) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi | Exhibition on India’s Buddhist heritage at World Buddhist Museum in Sri Dalada Maligawa (03 July 2023) | North Western Province Challenge Trophy -2023 tournament organised by North Western Provincial Council in collaboration with AHCI Kandy (28 June 2023) | EAMs Message on the occasion of Passport Seva Divas 2023 (24 June) | Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addresses the Joint Session of the US Congress | Celebration of 9th International Day of Yoga (IDY), 2023 | Main event of IDY 2023 at Sahas Uyana, Kandy (21 June) | The peoples’ submarine – Thousands get onboard Indian Submarine INS Vagir | Final Curtain Raiser event of IDY 2023 at Kotagala Tamil Maha Vidyalaya | 10th Curtain Raiser Event of IDY 2023 at Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy | Expediting the Establishment of Smart Classrooms in 200 schools in Galle District | INDIAN NAVAL SUBMARINE VAGIR VISITS COLOMBO | Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' comes alive at Independence Square in Colombo | 9th Curtain Raiser Event of IDY 2023 at Mahatma Gandhi International Center, Matale | 8th Curtain Raiser Event of IDY 2023 at Thondaman Vocational Training Center in Kotagala, Hatton | 7th Curtain Raiser event of IDY 2023 at Uva Wellassa University, Badulla | 6th Curtain Raiser event of IDY 2023 at Kurunegala Lake Round | Special 'Yoga for Women' event at Deltota Estate, Galaha Kandy (5th Curtain Raiser Event of IDY 2023) | 4th Curtain Raiser Event of IDY 2023 for the inmates of Kandy Friend-in-Need Society | 3rd curtain raiser event of IDY 2023 at the auditorium of Kandy Pillaiyar Kovil | Marking the 9th International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam | Defence Seminar and Exhibition to deepen bilateral cooperation in defence | Fast-Tracking the Indian Grant Project for Construction of Sanitation Units in Batticaloa | Exhibition on India’s Buddhist Heritage during Poson Poya underscores the millennia-old Buddhism connect between India and Sri Lanka | Brochure of Mission LiFE | Celebrations of 9th International Day of Yoga 2023 | Logo launch to mark 100 years of establishment of Assistant High Commission of India, Kandy | AYUSH Scholarship Scheme by Government of India | Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships awarded to 300 students across Sri Lanka | Academic courses in India for Sri Lankan students | Conventional templates must give way to new thinking better suited to emerging realities: External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar | External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar reiterates India’s commitment to the well-being and progress of all nations of the Indian Ocean | Vesak Day 2023 celebrations | Advisory on Fake Indian e-Visa Websites | Exhibition on India’s Buddhist Heritage during Vesak underscores civilizational connect | Live telecast of 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat (30.04.2023) | Visit of Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force to Sri Lanka: 2-6 May 2023 | A Leader's Connect, A Nation's Voice – 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat in Colombo | A delegation of Tamil MPs exchanged Puthandu (New Year) greetings with High Commissioner | High Commissioner's call on Mahanayaka Theros of Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters | Special Commemorative Cover for Sita Temple in Nuwara Eliya | Advertisement for recruitment of two teachers (01 Yoga teacher & 01 Bharatanatyam dance teacher) | Advertisement for recruitment of Hindi teachers by AHCI Kandy | Distribution of Dry Ration packets on the occasion of Sinhala & Tamil New Year 2023 | Visit of President of ICCR Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to Central Province on the occasion of 100 years of establishment of AHCI Kandy (28.03.2023) | Logo Design Contest for Assistant High Commission of India, Kandy on completing 100 years of establishment | Hindi Language Classes for Academic Year 2023-2024 | JOB OPPORTUNITY AT ASSISTANT HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA, KANDY | Jaffna Cultural Center dedicated to the people | Fully funded scholarship by Government of India for Sri Lankan nationals | World Hindi Day - 2023 celebrations | Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 2023 celebrations | Martyrs' Day 2023 | "Mahatma Gandhi’s Quest in the Service of Humanity" - A talk on Bapu Mahatma Gandhi by Smt. Shobhana Radhakrishnan | Rock Band Concert in Kandy by UDX (Under the Cross) | Visit of External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar promises prosperity for the people of Sri Lanka | 16th issue (October- December 2022) of 'Videsh Sewa', SSIFS Newsletter | Establishment of Hindi Chair at Sabaragamuwa University | Live Streaming of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -2023 | Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award for Thiru Sivakumar Nadesan | Man Ki Baat - December 2022 | Application forms for Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (KHS) 100/200/300 examination 2023 | 12th World Hindi Conference - Fiji | INDIA’S G20 PRESIDENCY – LAUNCH OF LOGO AND THEME | Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children for the academic year 2022-23 | Mann Ki Baat - August 2022 | 58th ITEC Day - 2022 celebrations | Celebration of 76th Independence Day of India | Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith, Lucknow (BSVL) Examination - 2022 | 14th issue (April- June 2022) of 'Videsh Sewa', SSIFS Newsletter | Press Release - India supports early solution in Sri Lanka through democratic means and values and a constitutional framework. | Scholarships for Sri Lankan students in India | Welcoming a SLR 3 billion consignment of humanitarian supplies | EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar's Message on Passport Seva Divas 2022 | Celebrations of 8th International Day Of Yoga - 2022 | Corrigendum to the tender for supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Diesel Generator Sets | Registration for Indian Nationals | Tender for supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Diesel Generator Sets | Pratibha Sangam - Global competition on Indian Music & Dance by ICCR | India reiterates its commitment to the people of Sri Lanka | India continues to be guided by SAGAR doctrine in the Indian Ocean Region | Handing over of drugs and medical supplies to Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya | Hindi Language Classes for academic year 2022-23 | Advisory - Defacement of Indian passport by travel agents for advertising purpose. | Pariksha Pe Charcha - 2022 | India- Sri Lanka Foundation invites project proposals, in the areas of Art & Culture Education, Agriculture, Research, Science & Technology, Health, Social Works and Developmental Studies | Under Graduate and Post Graduate Scholarships for Studying In India | Scholarship for Hindi Language for studying in India for the academic year 2022-23 at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India. | 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela from 19th March to 04th April 2022 at Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana. | Live Concert: "Unlock the Music" - Carnatic Vocal by Padmashri Aruna Sairam on Saturday, 26th February 2022 at 0800PM | Live streaming of the AKAM Quiz event | World Hindi Day-2022 celebrations by Assistant High Commission of India, Kandy | Announcement for the KHS examination 2022 | Application forms for KHS examination 2022. | Celebrations of 73rd Republic Day of India | Special “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM)” week celebrations from 19-25 January 2022 | Rangoli Competition during AKAM special week (19-25 January 2022) | Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 2022 | Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) special week celebrations, 19-25 January, 2022 | India steps up critical support to Sri Lanka for fuel | Pariksha Pe Charcha - 2022 | 100 ICCR Scholarship slots for pursuing studies in Indian Culture | India@75 | IndBiz Website | Proposals for a research study on specific economic sphere | Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (DBHPS), Chennai Hindi Examination – 2022 | Celebrations of Hindi Fortnight 2021, 01-14 Sept. 2021 : Competitions | 75th Independence Day of India celebrations by AHCI Kandy | "My idea of India" - Online Poster and Painting Competition by ICCR | Important announcement in r.o. Consular Services | Contribute your rendering of the National Anthem of India | Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith, Lucknow Examination 2021 | Advertisement for recruitment of two Hindi teachers | OCI Guidelines | 10th issue of VIDESH SEWA (April - June 2021) issued by SSIFS | EOI for consultancy services for establishment of DD International | Global Pravasi Rishta Portal | Travel Advisory on 26th May 2021 | New Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) regulations | Important announcement i.r.o. Consular Services | Extension of last date for ICCR scholarships in Indian Culture such as dance, music, theatre, performing art, sculpture, Indian languages & Indian cuisine | Guidelines for applicants for registering grievance | 2nd National Conference on "Destination India - Making India the preferred Hub of Education" | Scholarships booklet | Announcement of CEWET Scholarship | OCI Guidelines | ICCR Scholarships for pursuing studies in Indian Culture such as dance, music, theatre, performing art, sculpture, Indian languages and Indian cuisine for the academic year 2021-22. | Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Fellowship for Music | Admissions open for Hindi classes for the academic year 2021-22 | Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Schoalrship for Music | Virtual Footwear & Leather Expo 2021 (VFLE), 15 – 21 March 2021 | Announcement of scholarship for studying Hindi language for the academic year 2021-22 at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India. | Recommence of Visa services at Indian Visa Centre, IVS Lanka, Kandy | Guidelines for International Arrivals | Video Blogging contest on theme " Weaving relations : Textiles Traditions" | Certificates / Marks sheets of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai Examination - 2020 | INDIA-CHINA LAC ISSUE | Construction of 144 Transit Housing Units in Mannar under 300 million SLR Grant from India | PM Lanches a platform for "Transparent Taxation-Honouring the Honest | e-ITEC Webinar on Policing During Pandemic Times | Unveiling of the Portrait of former PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji by Hon'ble Rashtrapati ji at 1100 hrs (IST)on 16th August 2020 | Inauguration of submarine cable connectivity to Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Monday, 10th August by PM | High Commissioner of India called on Prime Minister of Sri Lanka | One Year of Revocation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir. | Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir: One Year of Unprecedented Development | Fresh Guidelines for arriving International Passangers | MBA in Sustainable Development and Management for the International Students to Study at Nalanda University for the Academic Batch 2020-22 | Keynote address delivered by PM at the India Ideas Summit on July 22, 20 and the text of PM's Address | Last Date for Self Financing Scheme for Academic Year 2020-21 extended till 31 July 2020 | Hon'ble PM Mr Narendra Modi's Keynote Address at this year's High-Level Segment of #UN Economic and Social Council | PMO's Press Release on Hon'ble PM Mr Narendra Modi's Keynote Address at this year's High-Level Segment of #UN Economic and Social Council | Prime Minister to address High-Level Segment of ECOSOC on 17 July, 2020 | India Emerges as the Most Favourable Destination Even in a Pandemic | Google to invest $10 billion in India, will use money to up digital stake | Text of PM Shri Narendra Modi's Address at the dedication of 750 MW Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project to the Nation | Announcement for Know India Programme (KIP) | Life Again - music video in the times of COVID pandemic by international musicians - collaboration with ICCR | Global Essay Writing Competition: India and the World after Covid-19 | Annual Hindi Workshop and Examination Year -2020 stands postponed | Ayurveda's immunity boosting measures for self care during COVID 19 crisis | Repatriation of Indian stranded in Sri Lanka | Ayush Scholarships to Sri Lankan Students | Last date of applying for IND SAT 2020 Examination to be held in May 2020, extended till 30 April 2020. | Life in the era of COVID-19 ' by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi, published on LinkedIn on 19 April 2020. | Hindi, Yoga and Fine Arts classes at BKK, AHCI, Kandy suspended till further notice | On the occasion of 70th Foundation Day of The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Video Message by President ICCR, Dr. Vinay Sahsrabuddhe, MP, Rajya Sabha | On the occasion of 70th Foundation Day of The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Video Message by Former President ICCR, Dr. Karan Singh | On the occasion of 70th Foundation Day of The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Video Message by Former President ICCR, Dr. Najma Heptullah | The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) announces Essay Competitions on the occasion of 70th Foundation Day of ICCR | The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) announces Essay Competitions on the occasion of 70th Foundation Day of ICCR | 70th Foundation Day of The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on 09th April 2020 | "ICCR announces Global Art Competition titled :"Art in the Time of CORONA: United against Corona- Express through Art" | NOTIFICATION : HINDI, YOGA AND FINE ARTS CLASSES AT BHARATIYA KALA KENDRA, KANDY FURTHER SUSPENDED TILL 20 APRIL, 2020 | Text of PM's televised speech | The Admissions for the Master's program for the academic batch 2020-22, at Nalanda University, is Open | Notification regarding postponement of Advanced Level Book Distribution Ceremony | Notification | Travel and visa restrictions related to COVID-reg | ITEC News letter | Advisory: Travel and Visa Restrictions related to COVID-19 | Application invited for Hindi Scholarship at KHS, Agra for the year 2020-21. | Hindi Language Classes for Academic Year 2020-2021 | Advisory/Information for students pursuing/desirous of Pursuing Medical Studies abroad | Videsh Sewa - The 4th Issue of FSI's Quarterly Newsletter | Revised E-Visa Guidelines | Videsh Sewa - FSI's Newsletter | Bharat Ek Parichay (Know India) - Sharing knowledge with the World" India Corner | Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children [SPDC] Scheme for the academic session 2019-20 | Advisory to Indian Nationals - Beware of Fraudsters | Emergency Consular Service |




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