"High Commission of India has noticed that there have been several media reports regarding ‘credentials’ of H.E Asoka Milinda Moragoda, High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to India, who has arrived in New Delhi. It is clarified that there is no truth in reports about non-acceptance of ‘credentials’ of High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to India by Government of India," a statement by a High Commission spokesperson said.
A few days back, media reported that India has reportedly declined to accept certain provisions of the 'Cabinet rank' status of Milinda Moragoda - the High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to India.
The present government appointed Moragoda as a High Commissioner enjoying “Cabinet rank,”, and he is the first diplomat receiving such an appointment.
Reports further said that India’s External Affairs Ministry has said an agrément (or a set of credentials) where Moragoda was referred to as High Commissioner holding “Cabinet rank,” cannot be forwarded to the President’s Office and asked for a fresh set of documents with no reference to “Cabinet rank” status.
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