Sri Lankan PM meets President

    New Delhi (NVI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is currently on a five-day visit to India, called upon President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

    Welcoming the Lankan PM, President Kovind said that he firmly believes that India’s growth is linked to peace and prosperity in its neighbourhood. A stable and prosperous Sri Lanka is in the best interest of India, he said, adding that India has always been keen to strengthen the economic pillar of India-Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations.

    There is a lot that can be achieved for our mutual growth and prosperity, the President said.

    President Kovind strongly condemned the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka last year in which many lives were lost. During the meeting, both leaders committed to continue their resolve to fight and defeat terrorism.