Newly-elected Sri Lanka President to arrive in India for visit on Thursday

Published on Nov 28, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Rajapaksa will arrive in India on Thursday evening and a ceremonial reception will be held in Rashtrapati Bhawan in his honour on Friday.
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday(REUTERS)
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday(REUTERS)
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday for a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deepen strategic bilateral ties.

Rajapaksa will arrive in India on Thursday evening and a ceremonial reception will be held in Rashtrapati Bhawan in his honour on Friday. The same day he will hold talks with Modi and also call on President Ram Nath Kovind, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Rajapaksa stormed to victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, the results of which came on Sunday.

Modi had telephoned Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his electoral win and invited him to visit India as his first official foreign tour.

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