Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday and the two leaders discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest.
Modi is the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka after the Easter attacks in April. His visit is considered as a sign of India’s affirmation of solidarity with Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the deadly Easter terror attacks in April.
“PM @narendramodi and President of Sri Lanka @MaithripalaS discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest. A banquet was hosted in honour of PM by President @MaithripalaS #Neighbourhoodfirst,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Earlier, Modi was accorded a ceremonial reception at the President’s House. Sri Lankan President Sirisena was seen holding an umbrella and providing cover to himself and Prime Minister Modi from rain.
Modi arrived in Colombo from the Maldives where he held wide-ranging talks with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.