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Sri Lankan Prime Minister begun his visit to India

Colombo, 04 October, (

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, accompanied by his spouse Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe, has begun his three-day official visit to India today at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

He left for New Delhi from Wellington, after ending his three-day official visit to New Zealand.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s visit assumes significance, as India had last week pulled out of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November, indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment which is not right for the successful holding of the SAARC Summit.

During the visit, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka will call on President of India Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is hosting a lunch for the visiting dignitary.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on Prime Minister, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

His other meetings include calls on by Home Minister, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and National Security Adviser.

The Prime Minister will also attend the Indian Economic Summit, conducted by the World Economic Forum in New Delhi on the 6th.

The Sri Lankan delegation attending the Summit comprises of Professor Maithri Wickremesinghe, Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Minister Haren Fernando, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema and several others.

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Ranil Wickremasinghe - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
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