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Visit of Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to India (October 18-20, 2018)

October 20, 2018

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka H.E. Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe paid an official visit to India from 18-20 October 2018. He was accompanied by his wife, Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Mr. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Mr. Arjuna Ranatunga, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister and Minister of Youth Affairs, Project Management and Southern Development Mr. Sagala Ratnayake and senior officials from Government of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka held delegation level talks with the Prime Minister on 20th October 2018. Prime Minister also hosted a luncheon for the visiting dignitary.

External Affairs Minister, Minister of Home Affairs and National Security Advisor called on the visiting dignitary.

The visit is part of our continuing engagement with the Government of Sri Lanka at the highest level. This multi-faceted partnership has been marked by close contacts at the highest political level, growing trade and investment, wide ranging development cooperation, increasing linkages in the fields of education, health, infrastructure, connectivity and capacity building and broadening people to people contacts. Both the Prime Ministers discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and ways to further deepen the historically close and friendly relations between the two countries. The leaders exchanged views on regional and global issues. They also reviewed the progress in implementation of various decisions taken during high level exchanges in the recent past, including the visit of Sri Lankan Prime Minister in April and November 2017, Prime Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka in May 2017 during the International Vesak Day Celebrations and the visit of Sri Lankan President for the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference in March 2018.

New Delhi
October 20, 2018

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