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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 9:56
Update:" New leadership in Sri lanka treat all communities equally"
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The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he believes the possibility of reconciliation from the Sri Lankan new leadership where all communities are given equal treatment.

He stated this during a joint media conference held in Hyderabad after bilateral discussions he had with visiting Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today.

  

Addressing the joint media conference, premier Wickremesinghe said all communities have been given responsibility in Sri Lankan parliament.

He further stated that the government is looking into the ways and means on how to share power and devolution of power within the provisions of the Constitution.

  

Meanwhile 4 MoUs were signed between the two countries today. 

Among them are: Cooperation of exchange of SAARC region satellite technology, rejuvenation of small industries program with the patronage of Indian government, providing a fully fledged ward complex consisting of 200 beds to Vavuniya hospital and set up an ambulance service in Sri Lanka.

In addition, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe has had discussions with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.

Update : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 18:49
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 India and Sri Lanka Sign Four Agreements

Subsequently to the discussions between PM Ranil Wickramasinghe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, four MOU’s between the two countries were signed.

Foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera, Indian ministers and High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y A Singha had been present at the occasion.

The initial treaty signed between the countries was the Satellite for South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Countries.

An MOU was signed with the sponsorship of India regarding the revival of the minor industries’ development program.

Today the two countries signed bilateral agreements regarding the supply of medical equipment to the Regional Hospital of Vavunia which consists of 200 beds and to create an emergency ambulance service in the country.


Update : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 15:04
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Discussions commence between Ranil and Modi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe who is on a three-day official visit to India has met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi this morning.

The two leaders met at the Hyderabad Palace in New Delhi.

Indian Premier Modi hosted lunch today for the Sri Lankan delegation including Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.

During the discussions, the leaders of the two countries are expected to focus on ways to further boost bilateral ties, and among other things on the vexing fishermen issue.

Prime Minister Wickramasinghe is scheduled to call on the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.



Update : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 12:37
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PM Ranil Wickramasinghe meets Indian Premier Narendra Modi today. 

Making his first overseas visit to India after assuming office last month for the fourth time, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi yesterday.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister was received at the airport by India's Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

During his three-day visit the Prime Minister is expected to meet with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today and other Indian leaders and hold extensive discussions on a range of issues.

He will also meet the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and later in the day meet with the Prime Minister Modi at the Hyderabad House for bilateral discussions.

During the discussions, the leaders of the two countries are expected to focus on ways to further boost bilateral ties, and among other things on the vexing fishermen issue.

Prime Minister Wickramasinghe is scheduled to call on the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.







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