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* Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister arrives in New Delhi
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 01:19 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 09, New Delhi: Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has arrived in India today to begin a three-day official visit to India, Indian media reported.

The Sri Lankan minister is expected hold high-level bilateral discussions starting from today till July 11.

He is scheduled to meet Telengana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, officials sources said.

Peiris will meet Rao and Naidu in Hyderabad on July 10 and Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on July 11. Sources said the meetings were fixed at the request of the Lankan Foreign Minister.

In New Delhi, Peiris is expected to discuss all major bilateral and regional issues including the dispute over fishing, the full implementation of the devolution package contained in the 13th Amendment of the Lankan constitution, development of the Tamil speaking Northern Province, the proposed visit of the UN human rights investigating team to Lanka, and the shared fear of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism.

Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that during his visit Prof. Peiris will hold discussions with his Indian counterpart Ms. Swaraj on the issue of the Palk Bay conflict between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka and the much-discussed economic partnership agreement.

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