Special traffic plans for Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka

Special traffic plans for Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka

Agency News

Colombo, June 7: The Sri Lankan police have implemented special traffic plans ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Several roads leading to the Lankan Presidential Secretariat would be closed from 11am to 12 noon. The police advised motorists to use alternative routes to avoid the traffic. The police also advised air passengers to get to the airport as early as possible due to these traffic arrangements.

PM Modi will be undertaking his two-day overseas visits to Maldives and Sri Lanka after his re-election in the just concluded parliamentary elections.

These are the first foreign visits that the Prime Minister is undertaking after the general elections and the choice of two neighbouring countries the Maldives and Sri Lanka underlines the continuous emphasis the government lays on the 'Neighbourhood First' policy," Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said yesterday.

India will build a container terminal for the main Colombo Port as part of a joint venture with Japan and Sri Lanka.
"We have reached an initial agreement for a trilateral arrangement," Gokhale informed.

This will be also the first visit by any foreign leader to Sri Lanka after the tragic events of the April 21 wherein terrorists-triggered bomb blasts which resulted in huge casualties in Sri Lanka. (UNI)