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Monday, 21 January 2013 - 12:43
Indo-Sri Lanka Foreign Ministers to meet on Wednesday
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India and Sri Lanka are expected to review the status of projects undertaken by the bigger neighbour in the island nation when Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Professor G.L. Peiris visits today.

Minister G L Peiris will be in New Delhi for the meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission, an umbrella body that looks at various areas of bilateral cooperation from science and technology to agriculture.

Minister Peiris will head the Sri Lankan delegation while foreign minister Salman Khurshid will lead the Indian side.

The meeting will also mark the first interaction between Minister Peiris and Khurshid, after the latter was named foreign minister in October last year replacing S.M. Krishna.

Among the projects undertaken by India are rebuilding rail linkages in the north and the east, setting up several vocational training centres, repair and construction of schools and houses and supplying inputs for agricultural regeneration.

One of the projects undertaken by India was the construction of 50,000 houses for internally displaced persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

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