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President Rajapaksa and Indian PM Narendra Modi engaged in a 20-minute telephone Conversation

By Manjari Peiris
Colombo, 23 May, (Asiantribune.com):

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have engaged in a 20-minute telephone conversation on today, 23 May.

The Indian Premier has commended President Rajapaksa for being a “clear thinker and tough decision-maker”, in tackling the threat of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.

The two leaders have also discussed pre-COVID-19 situation and where Sri Lanka and India are today, with emphasis on enhancing bilateral cooperation.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has commented on Sri Lanka’s post-Coronavirus economy while emphasizing on IT & technology. He has insisted on Sri Lanka’s expectation of value-added investment from India.

During the conversation, Prime Minister Modi has assured a road-show in India for Sri Lanka
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have engaged in a 20-minute telephone conversation this morning (23).

India and Sri Lanka today agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka.

The agreement was reached during talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Both leaders had spoken over the phone today and discussed a wide range of issues.

Subsequently, Modi tweeted saying he had an excellent discussion with President Rajapaksa.

“Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under his leadership. India will continue to support our close maritime neighbor in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact. We agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka, and also strengthen investment links,” the Indian Prime Minister tweeted.

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President Rajapaksa and Indian PM Narendra Modi  engaged in a 20-minute telephone Conversation
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