India's relationship with Sri Lanka is heart-to-heart, always strengthen and expand: PM Modi
Source :NewsBharati   Date :10-Sep-2017

New Delhi, September 10: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana yesterday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During the meeting, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the high importance that India attaches to its relations with Sri Lanka. Marapana is on a three-day bilateral visit to India. 

According to an official release PM Modi said that he is looking forward to continue to work closely with the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to further strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation.

Prime Minister congratulated Tilak Marapana on assuming his new responsibility as Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister referred to his fruitful visit to Sri Lanka in May this year for the International Vesak Day.

"Held wide-ranging discussions on India-Sri Lanka ties with SL's Foreign Minister, Mr. Tilak Marapana," the prime minister tweeted later.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held delegation level talks with Marapana and his accompanying delegation. Both the leaders discussed wide range of issues of mutual interest. It is understood that the fishermen issue came up for discussion during the meeting. This is the first overseas visit of Marapana after assuming office.