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Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 12:58
Update: Indo - Lanka ties stable - PM Modi assures in Jaffna


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that Sri Lanka and India have stable ties and that everyone should be committed to develop the country through brotherhood and determination.

Indian Premier stated these views while addressing a meeting held at Jaffna Library after laying the foundation stone to Jaffna Cultural Centre.

Addressing the ceremony, North Provincial council Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran stated that after assuming his duties, the Indian Prime Minister has asked the former Sri Lankan President to implement the 13th amendment.

He also stated that the path to resolve the national problem will be arduous.

However, Chief Minister C.V. Vigneswaran emphasized the necessity of holding talks between the governments of India and Sri Lanka as well as the Northern and Eastern provincial councils regarding the matter.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the island on a 2 day official tour, visited the sacred city of Anuradhapura today.

After paying homage to the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bo tree, Indian Premier received blessings from the Chief Incumbent of Atamastana - Venerable Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera and the Maha Sangha.

A large crowd of people gathered in Anuradhapura to welcome the arrival of the Indian Prime Minister, who did not forget to engage in conversation with some of those who were gathered in the premises.

Prime Minister Modi also paid homage to Ruwanweliya Stupa.

Later arriving at Thalaimannar, the Indian state leader declared open the Thalaimannar Railway station which was reconstructed under Indian aid.

In conjunction with the event, a train service between Madu and Thalaimannar also commenced at the occasion.

Thalaimannar is considered as a location in close proximity to India.

Following the Thalaimannar opening, Prime Minister Modi visited Jaffna, becoming the first Indian state leader to visit Jaffna.

The symbolic handingover of the 50 thousand houses, built under Indian aid, took place in Jaffna by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the displaced persons.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone to the Jaffna Cultural Centre today.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in the island last dawn was welcomed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and arrived at the Presidential Secretariat for the Welcoming Ceremony.

Next the Indian state leader visited Maradana Maligakanda Mahabodhi Vihara.

Indian Premier addressed the parliament last evening, becoming the first Indian leader to address the local parliament.

Prior to visiting the parliament, the Indian Prime Minister attended a luncheon and held special talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Four key MOUs were signed in conjunction with the visit of the Indian Prime Minister. 

Update: Saturday, 14 March 2015 - 07:15 PM

Modi pays homage to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi & Ruwanweli Stupa

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day official tour in Sri Lanka, arrived at the historical city of Anuradhapura this morning.

After paying homage to the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bo tree, the Indian Premier paid a courtesy call on the Chief Incumbent of the Atamastana Venerable Pallegama Siriniwasa Thera and the Maha Sangha and received blessings.

After engaging in a chat with those gathered in the premises, Indian Prime Minister also paid homage to the Ruwanweliya Stupa.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to set off to Jaffna after ending the Anuradhapura tour, marking a historical milestone as the first Indian leader to visit Jaffna.

Prior to his visit to Jaffna, Indian Premier will arrive at Thalaimannar to declare open the Railway Line reconstructed under Indian aid.

Thalaimannar is considered as a location in close proximity between India and Sri Lanka

Meanwhile, the symbolic handover of the 50 thousand houses, being built under Indian aid, will take place in Jaffna by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the displaced persons.  

In addition, the Indian Premier will also declare open the Jaffna Cultural Centre.

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