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Strengthening Bilateral Ties: Anura Kumara Dissanayake's Visit to India and Its Impact on Sri Lanka's Political Landscape

-Colombo, February 05, 2024- In a groundbreaking development for Sri Lanka’s political landscape, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the leader of the National People’s Power (NPP), has been extended an official invitation by the Indian government, marking the first-ever diplomatic outreach to the party. This unprecedented move not only strengthens bilateral relations but also underscores the NPP’s […]

-Colombo, February 05, 2024-

In a groundbreaking development for Sri Lanka’s political landscape, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the leader of the National People’s Power (NPP), has been extended an official invitation by the Indian government, marking the first-ever diplomatic outreach to the party. This unprecedented move not only strengthens bilateral relations but also underscores the NPP’s growing international influence and strategic vision, particularly in navigating relations between the two economic powerhouses, China and India.

Diplomatic Outreach and Bilateral Ties

Dissanayake’s visit to India on 5 February 2024 comes at a crucial time, just ahead of impending elections in Sri Lanka. The series of high-level meetings with top Indian officials highlights the importance both nations place on fostering a stronger relationship. The visit not only strengthens economic ties but also sends a clear signal to Sri Lanka’s political landscape, suggesting that India recognizes the NPP as a pivotal player in shaping the nation’s future.

Nonaligned Diplomacy: Balancing Act with China and India

Central to the NPP’s diplomatic strategy is a commitment to nonaligned foreign policy. This approach, evident in successful tours to China and now India, showcases the party’s dedication to maintaining a delicate balance between the two flourishing economies. By actively engaging with both China and India, the NPP presents itself as a party with a pragmatic and dynamic foreign policy, safeguarding Sri Lanka’s interests on the global stage.

Diplomatic Finesse and Leadership

Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s diplomatic successes, including visits to China, the USA, Australia, and South Korea, demonstrate his prowess in building international alliances. The invitation from India adds another feather to his cap, solidifying his reputation as a skilled diplomat capable of navigating complex global politics. This diplomatic finesse not only enhances the NPP’s credibility but also positions Dissanayake as a leader capable of steering Sri Lanka into a new era of governance.

Global Recognition: Dispelling Doubts

Dissanayake’s proactive engagement with nations around the world challenges misconceptions about the NPP’s ability to garner international support. The diplomatic triumphs showcase that the international community recognizes the NPP’s commitment to fostering global partnerships. This dispels any doubts about the party’s capability to lead, emphasizing that international support is garnered by governments and not individuals.

Conclusion

Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s visit to India signifies a monumental stride for the NPP and Sri Lanka on the global stage. The strategic engagements and diplomatic finesse showcased during this tour not only strengthen bilateral relations but also position the NPP as a key player in shaping the nation’s destiny. As the Sri Lankan people prepare for elections, the international recognition garnered by the NPP sends a powerful message about the party’s capability to lead and navigate the intricacies of global diplomacy, ushering in a new era for Sri Lanka’s international relations.

Shantha Jayarathne
Member, NPP Policy Development Team

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NPP Leader Invited by Indian Government

-Colombo, February 03, 2024- Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Leader of the National People’s Power (NPP) has been extended an official invitation by the Indian Government for a series of high-level meetings on 05 February 2024 in New Delhi. He will be accompanied by Mr. Vijitha Herath, Member of Parliament, Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, General Secretary, NPP, […]

-Colombo, February 03, 2024-

Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Leader of the National People’s Power (NPP) has been extended an official invitation by the Indian Government for a series of high-level meetings on 05 February 2024 in New Delhi. He will be accompanied by Mr. Vijitha Herath, Member of Parliament, Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe, General Secretary, NPP, and Prof. Anil Jayantha, National Executive Committee Member.

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A meeting between the German ambassador and the leader of the National People’s Power

-Colombo, January 31, 2024- The German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. Felix Neumann met the leader of National People’s Power (NPP ), Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake on the 31st of January at the Party Head Office, Pelawatta. The discussion focused on the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka and the challenges the people […]

-Colombo, January 31, 2024-

The German Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. Felix Neumann met the leader of National People’s Power (NPP ), Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake on the 31st of January at the Party Head Office, Pelawatta.

The discussion focused on the current economic and political situation in Sri Lanka and the challenges the people face.

The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Dharini Dalwawatta, Political Affairs Advisor of the German Embassy, and Mr. Vijitha Herath, National Executive Member of the National People’s Power and a Member of Parliament.

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Ceylon Chamber of Commerce meets NPP

-Colombo, January 31, 2024- A discussion took place between a delegation of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the National People’s Power (NPP), including its leader, Comrade Anura Kumara Dissanayake, at the head office of the JVP today (31) morning.There was a lengthy discussion regarding the issues faced by the business sector in […]

-Colombo, January 31, 2024-

A discussion took place between a delegation of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the National People’s Power (NPP), including its leader, Comrade Anura Kumara Dissanayake, at the head office of the JVP today (31) morning.
There was a lengthy discussion regarding the issues faced by the business sector in Sri Lanka in the face of the economic and political crisis and the NPP’s policy approaches to solve the economic crisis.

On behalf of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, its president, Duminda Hulangamuwa, local managing partner of Ernst & Young, Bigumal Thevarathantri of Standard Chartered Bank, Supun Weerasinghe, chief executive officer of Dialog Asiata, and Mutasa Jafferjee, president of Advocate Institute, were present for this meeting.

In addition to Comrade Anura Dissanayake, the General Secretary of the JVP, Comrade Tilvin Silva, National Executive Members of NPP Comrade KD Lalkantha, Comrade Vijitha Herath and Engineer Kumara Jayakodi participated representing the NPP.

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IMF representatives meet NPP leaders!

-Colombo, January 18, 2024- A discussion was held today (18) at the head office of the JVP between a group that included IMF’s head of operations for Sri Lanka, Peter Breuer, and representatives of the National People’s Power. Ms. Sarvath Jahan, the resident representative of the IMF, and Ms. Manavee Abeywickrama (IMF staff), in addition […]

-Colombo, January 18, 2024-

A discussion was held today (18) at the head office of the JVP between a group that included IMF’s head of operations for Sri Lanka, Peter Breuer, and representatives of the National People’s Power.

Ms. Sarvath Jahan, the resident representative of the IMF, and Ms. Manavee Abeywickrama (IMF staff), in addition to Mr. Peter Brewer, participated in representing the IMF in the discussion.

NPP Member of Parliament Dr. Harini Amarasuriya, Sunil Hadunnetthi representing the NPP Economic Council, Professor Anil Jayantha, Economic Analyst Dr. Harshana Suriyapperuma, and National Executive Member of the NPP Muditha Nanayakkara participated representing the NPP.

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Happy Thai Pongal!

Today (15) is Thai Pongal Day, which is celebrated by the Sri Lankan Tamil people together with the Hindu Tamil people all over the world to get a new start in their life and work. The beginning of a new year is associated with cultural life as the beginning of a new hope. Also, it […]

Today (15) is Thai Pongal Day, which is celebrated by the Sri Lankan Tamil people together with the Hindu Tamil people all over the world to get a new start in their life and work.

The beginning of a new year is associated with cultural life as the beginning of a new hope. Also, it is a moment of renewal of hopes about improving the familiar attitudes that existed until then and about overcoming the challenges that could not be overcome. Instead of becoming an extension of the tragedy of the previous 75 years, we must struggle to overcome the challenges with dedication and courage to make the new year a victorious year.

The New Year has brought us new hopes and new opportunities. We trust that the upcoming Thai Pongal day will bring strength and courage to Sri Lankan Hindus to take advantage of those new opportunities and move on a new path.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake
leader
National People’s Power
15.01.2024

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