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    Indian Prime Minister expected to discuss China, power devolution and fishermen's issue with Lankan leaders Featured

    March 13, 2015

    Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, who arrived in Colombo this morning on a state visit to Sri Lanka, is expected to discuss several key issues with the leaders of the Sri Lankan government.

    India's Ministry of External Affairs said a meeting between Mr, Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will unveil an ambitious roadmap for multi-pronged acceleration of bilateral ties across diverse areas, including trade and investment, development cooperation, defence cooperation and reconstruction of the island nation.


    Developmental cooperation forms the key pillar of the burgeoning India-Sri Lanka partnership, and will see a marked upswing during the prime ministerial trip.


    Modi is expected to discuss issues related to the influence of China in Sri Lanka, the devolution of power in the country and the issue of Indo-Lankan fishermen with the Sri Lankan leaders.


    Several key bi-lateral agreements are to be signed during the Indian Prime Minister's visit. Among the agreements to be signed are Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) pertaining to customs cooperation, youth development, visa exemptions for diplomatic passport holders and the construction of an auditorium named after Rabindranath Tagore in the southern Sinhala-majority Matara district.


    Modi will address a special sitting in Parliament today. In addition to meeting top political leaders, Modi will also address the local business community in Colombo and will also on Saturday visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura and travel to the Northern Province.


    The Prime Minister will go to Thalaimannar where he will inaugurate the Thalaimannar pier railway station and flag off a train, opening the Thalaimannar-Madhu segment of the Thalaimannar - Medawchchiya Railway line reconstructed with Indian funds.

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