According to a statement from his office, Dr. D. Venkateshwaran, Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Chennai, has requested assistance from the state government of Kerala in order to overcome the current crisis situation.
During the meeting with the Chief Minister at the Kerala Legislative Assembly building, the Deputy High Commissioner emphasized the historical-cultural bond and bio-geographic similarity between Sri Lanka and Kerala, as well as India’s assistance to Sri Lanka during difficult times.
In addition, the Deputy High Commissioner requested that the Chief Minister ‘Support Sri Lanka’ at this critical juncture, which the Chief Minister acknowledged and agreed to look into the possibility of assisting Sri Lanka.
The meeting with the Governor took place at Thiruvananthapuram’s Raj Bhavan. Because the Governor is the Chancellor of all universities in Kerala, discussions focused on potential educational, technical, and scientific collaborations between Kerala and Sri Lankan universities, as well as scholarships for Sri Lankan students in Kerala universities.