Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 12:40
Special security for Sri Lankan President participating at Modi's swearing in ceremony
Indian Media reported that President Mahinda Rajapaksa will hold bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after participating at the latter’s swearing in ceremony.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at 6PM at Rashtrapathi Bhavan.
External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris, President’s Secretary Lalith Weerathunga, Minister Arumugam Thondaman, Monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vass Gunawardana and Secretary to the Ministry Kshenuka Senevirathna will accompany the President.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to release all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody as a sign of goodwill in view of the swearing in of Indian Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi.
The Ministry of External Affairs stated that instructions were received from President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also expected to meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sheriff and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen.
6,000 security personnel will cover a two-km periphery around the Indian presidential palace.
Indian Police will throw in a higher weight on the security of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.