Opposition leader meets Indian President.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 - 12:37



Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe who is currently engaging in a tour of India met Indian President Pranab Mukarji at Rashthrapathi Bavan yesterday.


Opposition leader and the Indian President engaged in a discussion for nearly an hour and had discussed regarding the current political situation of Sri Lanka.


Opposition leader also met with the chairman of the Barathiya Janatha Party Rajanath Singh.


A speaker of the United National Party stated that the focus of the discussion was on the Indo – Sri Lanka fishing crisis.


The opposition leader had stated how he had used bilateral ties with the then Indian Premier Athal Bihar Vajpai to adopt steps to solve the issue.


The two parties had also exchanged ideas regarding the upcoming general election in India and the provincial council elections in Sri Lanka.


He is also scheduled to meet Indian Foreign Minster Salman Kurshid today.