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* Sri Lankan Prime Minister to travel to India on a working visit from 25-29 April
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 09:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be travelling to India on a working visit from the 25th to 29th of April, 2017, India's Ministry of External Affairs announced.

Official Spokesperson of India's Ministry of External Affairs, Gopal Baglay announcing the Sri Lankan Premier's visit today at the official press briefing said the 26th will be the main day of the Premier's official engagements in New Delhi.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be host a luncheon meeting with Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe on April 26, 2017.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and the Minister for Road Transport Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will call on the visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister.

After his official engagements in Delhi, the Prime Minister will be making a private visit outside the Capital.

"The visit of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to India from April 25, 2017 is a part of our continuing engagement with the government of Sri Lanka at the highest level," the Spokesman said.

During the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's visit, the two countries expect to finalize the MoU for joint development of Trincomalee port to set up a petroleum refinery and a land lease agreement.

Discussions on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement and the nagging fisherman's issue are also expected to take place during the Premier's visit.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe's visit will also set the agenda for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Modi to Sri Lanka next month.

The Spokesman said Prime Minister Modi has received the invitation to visit Sri Lanka and the details are being worked out at this stage.

 


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