New Delhi, Feb 6 : Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be arriving in India on Friday. He will be on a state visit to India till February 11 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. According to official sources, Mr Rajapaksa will be arriving here on Friday around 1730 hours. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will call on the visiting dignitary on Saturday.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister will be also given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan premises. Prime Minister Modi and Mr Rajapaksa will also hold bilateral talks on Saturday. During his stay in India, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister will visit Varanasi, Bodh Gaya and also Tirupati.
"You are aware that there has been a series of high level visits between the two countries. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa chose India as the first destination to visit after he assumed his position as the President immediately after his election victory," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar has said last week. (UNI)