Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Indian PM reaffirms high importance India attaches to relations with Sri Lanka
Sat, Sep 9, 2017, 09:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 09, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reaffirmed the high importance that India attaches to its relations with Sri Lanka when the visiting Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister today afternoon.

Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana accompanied by his spouse and senior officials arrived in New Delhi Friday on an official visit to India from 8-10 September 2017.

This is his first overseas visit after assuming the office as the Foreign Minister on 15 August 2017.

During the meeting Prime Minister Modi congratulated Minister Marapana on assuming his new responsibility as Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister referred to his fruitful visit to Sri Lanka in May this year for the International Vesak Day.

Prime Minister reaffirming the high importance that India attaches to its relations with Sri Lanka said both countries enjoy deep and broad-based ties.

Indian Prime Minister conveyed that he looked forward to continue to work closely with the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to further strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held delegation level talks with the visiting Sri Lankan Minister and his accompanying delegation. The two sides discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and ways to further deepen the historically close and friendly relations between the two countries.

External Affairs Minister also hosted a lunch in honor of the visiting dignitary.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
British High Commission Colombo celebrates Britain's creative industries.
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Premier pledges support from next year budget to uplift grassroot businesses
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament passes bill to increase female representation in Provincial Councils with two-third majority
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka electricity workers end strike, doctors to begin 24-hour anti SAITM strike
-- [5 hours ago]
New initiatives to boost production of Sri Lanka porcelain, red clay and glass
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President, First Lady meet U.S. President and First Lady
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Court grants bail to former government officials Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka parliament temporarily adjourns due to Joint Opposition members' disruption
-- [7 hours ago]
Much need to be done for peacebuilding and reconciliation in Sri Lanka - UN
-- [7 hours ago]
India assists in upgradation of Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Sri Lanka's upcountry
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.