Historic Indo-Lanka ties strengthened - Indian President

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. (Picture courtesy Prime Minister’s Media Division)

The long standing historic ties between Sri Lanka and India must be the foundation on which the two countries should endeavour to strengthen economic and development cooperation, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said at a meeting held with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Rashtapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday (23).

He also observed that Indo-Lanka relationship has always been exceptional and solicitous and commended Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s contribution to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

Indian President Kovind also said that he envisions a prosperous Sri Lanka.

The discussion between the two leaders was on strengthening the Indo-Lanka bilateral relationship and addressing the delays in joint development projects initiated by the two countries.

The housing project funded by the Indian government was another topic of discussion between the two Indian President Kovind and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe congratulated President Kovinda on his appointment and extended the regards and greetings of President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers to him as well.

Premier Wickremesinghe expressed confidence that the Indian President wouldf play a major contribution in strengthening Indo-Lanka relations. 


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