Nov 28, Colombo: India’s National Security Adviser Ajith Doval, who is in Sri Lanka to attend the 4th National Security Adviser Tripartite Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation between India, Maldives and Sri Lanka, called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Saturday evening (28).
The President and the Indian National Security Adviser engaged in a fruitful discussion aimed at further enhancing the entire gamut of bilateral relations.
National Security, Security in the Indian Ocean, new Indian investments, continuation of infrastructure projects and strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries were the areas discussed at the meeting, the President said in a Twitter message.
NSA Ajit Doval expressed hope that the India-Sri Lanka bilateral relationship would diversify and deepen further under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Indian official informed President Rajapaksa of his country’s desire to invest in new fields that help Sri Lanka gain economic development.
Agreement was reached at the meeting to expedite the completion of Indian funded development projects. Both stressed the need to further strengthen the already satisfactory bilateral cooperation.