Oct 07, Colombo: India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in Colombo on Monday on a two-day official visit to hold bilateral discussions on a wide range of issues including the continuing problem of the Indian fishermen.
Khurshid was received by Sri Lanka's Minister of Social Services Felix Perera and Indian High Commissioner in Colombo, YK Sinha, at the Bandaranaike International Airport, PTI reported.
During his two-day visit Khurshid will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his counterpart Prof. G. L. Peiris, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and other senior officials.
On Monday (7), Khurshid will have a one to one meeting, bi-lateral discussions and a joint press conference with his counterpart Minister G.L. Peiris at the External Affairs Ministry. The two sides are expected to sign the much awaited agreement on the Sampur coal power plant at the meeting.
In addition to the fishermen's issue, several other issues of interest that will likely to be discussed during Khurshid's visit will be the power devolution under the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka's Constitution and the participation of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in November in Colombo.
He will visit the North on Tuesday and observe the progress of India funded projects.
Khurshid will also meet the Governor of Northern Province G.A. Chandrasiri on Tuesday (8). He is also expected to meet the leaders of TNA including the newly sworn-in Chief Minister for Northern Province C. V. Vigneswaran.