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* Sri Lankan President to attend Indian Premier's swearing-in ceremony
Sat, May 25, 2019, 08:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will attend Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held in New Delhi on May 30, according to an official at the Presidentís office, The Hindu reported.

"It is confirmed. The President spoke to Mr. Modi yesterday," the official has told The Hindu on Saturday.

President's Media Division said President Sirisena on Friday made a phone call to the Indian Prime Minister Modi, who was reelected at the India general election recently, and congratulated him on his resounding victory.

President Sirisena has said that as a person closely working with Mr. Modi, he is elated about the historic victory of the Indian Primer and expressed confidence that bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India would be further strengthened during his tenure.

The two leaders, who had a brief conversation over the phone, had assured to work together as two brotherly nations to promote peace, democracy and development, the President's Media Division said.

After Mr. Modi secured a resounding majority last week, all top Sri Lankan leaders in the government and Opposition wished him, expressing their desire to work with him to take bilateral ties forward.


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