Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President likely to meet Indian PM on the sidelines of UN GA
Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 10:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 01, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly session in New York later this month, a Sri Lankan official has told Express News Service.

Sri Lankan President is scheduled to address the General Assembly on September 25th while Prime Minister Modi will address on the 27th. The Indian Prime Minister is expected to be in New York for three days.

According to Indian official Prime Minister Modi will be having bilateral meetings with select Heads of Government among other engagements, apart from addressing the Assembly.

"Whether Modi will meet a particular Head of Government or not will depend on the number of requests made and the availability of time," the official has said.

Sri Lankan President is believed to be keen in meeting the Indian Prime Minister after Indian PM's meeting with Sri Lanka's main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on August 23 in New Delhi.

During the Meeting with TNA, the Prime Minister urged Sri Lanka to "engage constructively" to find a political solution that builds upon the 13th Amendment of the Sri Lankan Constitution, to the Tamil issue and to resume the dialogue between the government and TNA regardless of the outcome of the parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) .

"The Rajapaksa government is uneasy with the TNA's tendency to seek Indian and other foreign help instead of joining the PSC. In this context, President Rajapaksa will certainly be eager to know Modiís mind first hand," the ENS news report said

Reportedly, Modi himself is believed to be eager to convey to Sri Lankan President his take on the situation in Sri Lanka after his interaction with the TNA.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
SLFP views expected departure of Rajapaksa loyalists from UPFA as a blessing
-- [3 hours ago]
Bangladesh delegation to brief Sri Lankan investors on prospects in their EPZs
-- [4 hours ago]
Pakistan will continue to support Sri Lankan youth's nation building capacities: High Commissioner
-- [5 hours ago]
President Sirisena rejects giving party nomination to former president Rajapaksa
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President vows to overcome any challenge for the sake of country and people
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka power monopoly makes profits of Rs. 13.7 billion in first quarter of 2015
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress to contest upcoming election with UNP
-- [8 hours ago]
airberlin and NIKI to operate flights to Colombo in codeshare with Sri Lankan Airlines
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka aims to reach US$ 12.5 billion export revenue this year
Sri Lanka Bar Association requests not to list SC judge accused of assault to hear court cases

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.