Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India next month

Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India next month

Colombo, Jan 12 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is slated to visit India next month, during which he will hold talks with his counterpart Narendra Modi, it was reported on Sunday.

This will be his first trip to India after assuming office in November 2019 and the third high-level visit to New Delhi by a member of the new Sri Lankan government, the Colombo Gazette said in the report.

Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the visit but said that the dates were yet to be finalised.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s first overseas visit after taking office was to India where he had talks with Prime Minister Modi.

Last week, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena was in India for talks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

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