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.
The Parliamentarians noted the historical ties and shared spiritual & cultural heritage of India and Sri Lanka and expressed appreciation for the deepening of relations between the two countries in recent years. They also noted the benefits from a number of people-centric development cooperation projects being carried out with India's assistance in Sri Lanka. They agreed that speedy implementation of joint economic projects will bring benefits to the economies and the people of both the countries.
The Prime Minister welcomed the delegation and stressed the importance of such linkages. He stated that the new initiatives for enhancing relations between provincial assemblies and local bodies of the two countries would further deepen significantly the close people-to-people ties and trust between the two countries.
(With inputs from PIB)