Sri Lanka Prime Minister to visit India after poll

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 June 2004, 01:39 GMT]
Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse, Prime Minister (PM) of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government is to lead a high-level delegation to India next month after the provincial council elections, which are scheduled to be held on July 10, PM’s office spokesman said Friday.

The main objective of the visit is to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and India, and to brief the Indian government leaders regarding the latest development of the peace process being brokered by the Norwegian Government, political sources said.

This would be the first official visit of Mr.Mahinda Rajapakse after he assumed office after the April 2nd poll this year, sources said.

The Sri Lankan delegation will comprise Ministers Mr.Susil Premajayantha, Mr.Jayaraj Fernandopulle, Mr. Chandrasena Wijesinghe and Ms Ferial Ashraff, PM’s spokesman said.

 

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