Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe set to arrive in India

RSTV Bureau
EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesingh in Colombo

File photo of Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to arrive in India later today for a four-day visit.

The visiting Prime Minister will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday. Both leaders are expected to deepen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

The fishermen issue is also likely to figure in the talks. The two leaders are also expected to deliberate on issues relating to maritime security, amid efforts by China to strengthen its naval presence around the waters of the island nation.

PM Wickremesinghe will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind during his course of stay.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s first destination will be Bengaluru. He is also likely to participate in the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space which is being held in Delhi.

Prime Minister Modi had visited Sri Lanka in May during which he attended the biggest Buddhist festival ‘Vesak Day’ as its chief guest.

(With inputs from agencies)