PM Modi meets delegation from Sri Lanka. (Image source: @PMOIndia) Photograph:( Twitter )
Prime Minister Modi on Monday met with a delegation of members from the Parliament of Sri Lanka in an attempt to introduce new initiatives for enhancing relations between the two countries.
The multi-party delegation from Sri Lanka was led by the speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasurya.
The delegation aimed at introducing a joint economic project to benefit the economies and the people of the two countries.
The delegation also noted benefits from a number of people-centric development cooperation projects being carried out with India’s assistance in Sri Lanka.
Welcoming the delegation PM Modi tweeted, "Had a wonderful interaction with Members of Parliament from Sri Lanka. We had extensive discussions on ways to further boost India-Sri Lanka friendship".
The prime minister also stressed the importance of such linkages and stated that the new initiatives for enhancing relations between provincial assemblies and local bodies of the two countries would further deepen people-to-people ties.
A delegation of Members of the Parliament of Sri Lanka called on the Prime Minister today. H.E. Mr. Karu Jayasurya, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament, led the multi-party delegation. pic.twitter.com/uMN37bOoT1— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 10, 2018
Had a wonderful interaction with Members of Parliament from Sri Lanka. We had extensive discussions on ways to further boost India-Sri Lanka friendship. https://t.co/J796R1IYbX pic.twitter.com/EiBNyAKY3K— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 10, 2018
The meeting also recognised the historical ties and highlighted the spiritual and cultural heritage between the two countries.