Saturday 8 February 2020 2:15 AM UTC
New Delhi Feb 8: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on Friday on a five-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explore ways to further boost bilateral ties.
After his official engagement in Delhi, Mr Rajapaksa will travel to Varanasi, Sarnath, Bodh Gaya and Tirupati.
A host of issues, including fulfilling the aspirations of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, the situation in the Indian Ocean Region and ways to boost defence and trade ties, are expected to figure in the talks between PM Modi and the Sri Lankan prime minister.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited India in November for his first official overseas trip after taking charge of the top office.
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