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Saturday, 06 February 2016 - 13:22
Sushma Swaraj visit: SL gains much for economic and technology sectors
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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who arrived in the island on an official tour, is due to meet former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranathunga this afternoon.

According to Indian High Commissioner’s office in Sri Lanka, the discussion between the two dignitaries will focus on important bilateral matters.

In addition, the Indian External Affairs Minister will meet several political representatives this evening.

After ending the Sri Lankan tour, she is due to leave for India by this evening.

Meanwhile, the Indian External Affairs Minister also participated in an Indian exhibition, under the theme ‘Rise of Digital India’ held at the BMICH this morning.

In addition, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also held a special discussion with her Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva in Colombo yesterday.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj participated in the 9th session of India - Sri Lanka Joint Commission yesterday.

During the event, she stated that she is prepared to focus on the statements made by various factions with regard to the proposed Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement.

India - Sri Lanka joint Commission was held yesterday for the first time after 2013.

The Indian External Affairs Minister also proposed to hold a workshop in Colombo within this month, to clarify the matters concerning the proposed India-Sri Lanka Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement.

A workshop was proposed due to the claims made stating that the proposed agreement might endanger the jobs of the local professionals.

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