PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President; will participate in International Vesak Day celebrations on Friday

PM Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena had a meeting on Thursday night during which the two leaders are understood to have reviewed the status of the bilateral relations.

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 00:11
Pic courtesy: @narendramodi

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Sri Lanka on a two-day visit on Thursday during which he will participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations, the biggest festival of Buddhists, and address the Indian- origin Tamil community.

"This will be my second bilateral visit there in two years, a sign of our strong relationship," he said in a Facebook post prior to his departure.

"During my visit, I will join the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo on 12th May, where I will interact with leading Buddhist spiritual leaders, scholars and theologians," PM Modi had written.

 

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Former Presisent Mahinda Rajapaksa requested for call on with PM Modi and PM agreed, was a cordial meet: Taranjit Sandhu, Indian High Commissioner.

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We also look forward to enhanced Space cooperation between the two countries (India-Sri Lanka): Sanjay Panda, MEA.

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No agreements or MoUs were to be signed but PM Modi did hold discussions with the Srilankan government: Sanjay Panda, MEA.

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PM Modi prays at one of Sri Lanka's oldest Buddhist temple.

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PM Modi to join the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo on 12th May.

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PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka on a two-day visit, received by PM Ranil Wickremesinghe.