Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to visit India at this month…

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The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India later this month, report said.

Sirisena is slated to undertake a two-day official visit to India on February 16. The dates were agreed upon during consultations between Colombo and New Delhi.

A reciprocal visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka is also planned from March 13-15. During his visit, plans are also underway for Modi to travel to the northern Tamil town of Jaffna, the report said.

Sirisena, who dethroned Mahinda Rajapaksa from his 10-year rule after a bitter presidential poll on January 9, has already indicated that he wants to have closer relations with India.

It could be Sirisena’s first official foreign visit after assuming office.

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