STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sirisena Meets PM Modi, to Meet President in the Evening

Published: 16th February 2015 01:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2015 01:46 PM   |  A+A-

Sirisena-Modi-PTI

NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena met Prime minister Narendra Modi here on Monday. Both the leaders are expected to have discussed various issues ranging from the fishermen issue to the problems of Sri Lankan Tamils.

63-year-old Sirisena, who had dethroned Mahinda Rajapaksa from his 10-year rule after a bitter Presidential poll, has already indicated that he wants to have a closer relationship with India and chose it for his first foreign visit.

India has been hoping that the new Lankan government will develop ties on the "foundation of genuine and effective reconciliation" creating harmony among all sections there.

India has also been pressing for implementation of 13 amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution. The amendment that followed the Indo-Sri Lankan  Accord of July 1987 signed between then Prime Minister Rajiv  Gandhi and then Sri Lankan

President J R Jayewardene envisaged the devolution of powers to the provinces in the midst of the island's bitter ethnic conflict.

In the evening, Sirisena will meet President Pranab Mukherjee who will also host a banquet in the honour of his Sri Lankan counterpart.

Sirisena is leading a delegation that includes Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, Resettlement Minister D M Swaminathan, Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka and Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksha.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp