Colombo, June 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral talks with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here.
"Reinforcing partnership. PM Narendra Modi and President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest. A banquet was hosted in honour of PM Modi by President Maithripala Sirisena," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Mr Modi was given a ceremonial welcome.
In another missive, posting snaps of Prime Minister Modi and Sri Lankan President, Mr Kumar wrote: "Together with you - come rain or shine. Some glimpses of the ceremonial welcome extended to PM Narendra Modi at the President's Office in Colombo. With gracious host Sri Lankan President".
Mr Modi also said India "never forgets" her friends when they are in need.
"Happy to be back in Sri Lanka, my third visit to this beautiful island in four years. Share the warmth shown by the people of Sri Lanka in equal measure. India never forgets her friends when they are in need," Mr Modi tweeted shortly after his arrival here.
He also wrote: "Deeply touched by the ceremonial welcome".
The Prime Minister arrived here on the second leg of his first overseas visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka trying to demonstrate the importance the Modi government attaches to its 'Neighbourhood First' policy.