International cooperation should be enhanced to eradicate terrorism - Indo – Sri Lanka leaders in an agreement

Sunday, 09 June 2019 - 19:07

Holding bilateral talks, the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and the Indian Premier Narendra Modi recognized that international cooperation should be enhanced to eradicate terrorism.

Both leaders reiterated that they vehemently condemn terrorist attacks.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the island at around 11 this morning.

The Indian Prime Minister was welcomed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister Sajith Premadasa, State Minister Ashok Abeysinghe and Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka Tharanjith Singh.

A special welcoming ceremony was held at the Presidential Secretariat.

Modi is the first head of state to visit Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday attacks.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi visited the St Anthony’s church - one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday attacks and paid tribute to the victims.

His eminence Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha were also present.

After paying tributes to the victims of the Easter attacks, Prime Minister Modi arrived at the President’s House where he was accorded a ceremonial reception.

During bilateral discussions the President thanked the Indian Prime Minister for the support extended and for visiting Sri lanka at a crucial time.

Premier Modi stated that it is the responsibility of neighboring countries to support each other during difficult times.

Meanwhile Modi also met with Oppositon Leader Mahinda Rajapakse and Leader of the TNA, R. Sambandan at the Indian High Commission.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for India at 4.07 pm this evening.

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