Sri Lanka-India Society elects Kishore Reddy as President
Kishore Reddy will head the Sri Lanka India Society (SLIS), following the SLIS Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was held recently at Taj Samudra. Reddy was unanimously elected as the President of the society, which is held in high esteem in both countries, and took over the leadership from Rohan Tudawe.
Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay, who is also the patron of the SLIS, was present at the AGM, where he mentioned that the activities of the society strengthen the already cordial relations between the two countries, as both countries will be celebrating 75 years of Independence close to each other. Independence is not just from colonial rule but also from suppression and ignorance.
Rohan Tudawe, the outgoing President, highlighted the activities done by the society and the increased interest evident in the increased number of members. Rohan Tudawe also mentioned how the members of the society, apart from developing the cultural and social relationship, also contributed to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) during the pandemic to provide essential and urgent equipment.
Kishore Reddy, addressing the gathering in his inaugural speech, said: “I am humbled and honoured by the trust and confidence bestowed on me. It is indeed a moment of pride for me to be chosen as the President of one of the oldest friendship societies, the Sri Lanka-India Society. Each one of the past presidents were stalwarts in the society and did a great job in developing and continuing the high standards of the society. Filling the shoes of the past presidents is not easy but I will try my best, and with everyone’s support I am sure the society can develop on the existing strong foundation.”