PM Ranil meets PM Modi to discuss Indian assisted projects

by Staff Writer 20-10-2018 | 6:00 PM
Colombo (News 1st) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in Sri Lanka. The talks at the Hyderabad House came on the third and final day of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s India visit. During the visit, the two sides reviewed the status of Indian assisted housing projects in Jaffna. They were also expected to deliberate on the reconciliation process and devolution of powers. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj separately today. The premier discussed with Rajnath Singh issues related to security and anti-terror cooperation between India and the island nation. Singh tweeted after the meeting saying “Had a fruitful meeting with the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi today. We had deliberations on further strengthening cooperation between India and Sri Lanka on issues pertaining to security and terrorism in the region,” During the 30-minute meeting, both the leaders talked about further strengthening of India-Sri Lanka relations.