Colombo: Sri Lanka and India on Saturday agreed
to promote parliamentary exchanges, especially between young
lawmakers from the two countries.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who is in Colombo to
attend the six-day Conference by the Sri Lanka branch of the
3rd Asian region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary
Association, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed
strengthening of parliamentary contacts.
"It was also agreed that the two sides would promote
parliamentary exchanges, especially between young
parliamentarians," the Indian High Commission said in a
Sri Lankan speaker Chamal Rajapaksa who also attended
the meeting with the President would lead a parliamentary
delegation visit to India in the near future.
Kumar`s visit to Sri Lanka is the third high profile
visit during the last couple of months.
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna visited the
country last November and Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao made
a two day official visit last month.
Kumar also met Sri Lankan Prime Minister D M Jayaratne
and External Affairs Minster G L Peiris.