A team of 36 newly-inducted Indian Administrative Service officers has visited Sri Lanka to get first-hand knowledge of administrative practices in the neighbouring country.
They visited Sri Lanka as part of the foreign exposure component of the IAS induction programme, Indian High Commission here said today.
The programme in Sri Lanka was conducted and coordinated by Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA).
The visit was aimed at exchange of best administrative practices between India and Sri Lanka.
The visit from May 22-26 was also an opportunity for furthering bilateral understanding and deepening cooperation between the two important administrative structures of India and Sri Lanka.
As part of their visit, the IAS officers interacted with various government departments and ministries in Sri Lanka.
The officers were given a presentation by the Board of Investment on the state of the economy and possible areas of cooperation and investment.
They visited schools, secretariats, divisional offices, and the Central Provincial Council.
The IAS officers interacted with officials at different levels of the Government of Sri Lanka to obtain a comprehensive understanding of Sri Lankan administration.
The visit enabled the IAS officers to gather a holistic view of Sri Lanka.