Tuesday 25 April 2017

Lankan PM to arrive in India on 5-day visit

Lankan PM to arrive in India on 5-day visit

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is visiting India from today on a five-day working visit. He will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. External Affairs Minister
Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari are scheduled to call upon him during his stay in New Delhi.  Before his visit, Sri Lankan PM has said that he was looking forward to strengthen(मजबूत बनाना) economic cooperation with India. He said the development of eastern port district of Trincomalee will be discussed during the visit. Sri Lankan government has proposed(प्रस्तावित) to sign a MoU with India during visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka next month. 

The MoU proposes Indian investment in development of port and oil tank farms in Trincomalee, setting up of a LNG power plant and terminal, piped gas supply in capital Colombo, highway and railway projects in north and east of the country etc. 

The proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) and the issue of fishermen between the two countries are also likely to figure in the discussions(चर्चाएँ). Wickremesinghe will also hold discussions with Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi.  He is being accompanied(साथ में) by International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema and Disaster(आपदा) Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. 

The Sri Lankan PM will attend a private wedding in Udaipur before returning to country on Saturday.

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