Kuala Lumpur, Feb 4 — The existing relations between Malaysia and Sri Lanka must be enhanced for the mutual benefit of the two countries, says Sri Lanka High Commissioner to Malaysia, A. J. M. Muzammil.
He said relations between the two countries dating back to several centuries had been transformed into a multi-faceted, mutually rewarding partnership encompassing all fields of interest.
Citing trade relations as an example, Muzammil pointed out that trade relations between Sri Lanka and Malaysia had increased, expanded and flourished over the years, making Malaysia one of Sri Lanka’s major trading partners.
“Malaysia has also been a leading travel destination for Sri Lankans while travellers from Malaysia have been steadily increasing over the years, with the increase in the number of flights between the two countries.
“A large number of Malaysians of Sri Lankan origin and the Sri Lankan expatriate community here have been working in every sphere of activity, including public administration, plantation and industrial sectors leaving an indelible imprint in the development of Malaysia,” he said.
Muzammil said this in his Independence Day message in a booklet, in conjunction with the 69th Sri Lankan Independence Day celebration organised by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Malaysia.