Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda
Rajapaksa on Saturday hosted a farewell reception for outgoing
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao here.
Rajapaksa hosted Rao at breakfast at the president's
house, a presidential release said, adding it was a farewell
call by Rao before leaving to US as the Indian Ambassador.
Rao was previously the Indian High Commissioner in
Colombo before assuming the foreign secretary's role.
Rao and two other top Indian officials, including
National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, made a visit to
Colombo in June to discuss many key areas of bilateral issues
between the two nations.
First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 19:07