Kandy Indian Assistant High Commission for over a century. The Assistant High Commission of India in Kandy declared the start of the centennial festivities. The Indian government formed the Assistant High Commission of India in 1923 to help Tamils of Indian heritage work on Sri Lankan tea plantations. The former President V. Giri, held the role before becoming India's first High Commissioner to Sri Lanka in 1947. As part of the centenary celebrations, a number of cultural activities were scheduled. Along with providing consular services to Tamils of Indian heritage and carrying out other development projects in the area, the Assistant High Commission of India is directly involved in providing the support required for the issuing of OCI cards. The office handles the four provinces and seven districts of the island nation.