Indian Prime Minister – Narendra Modi has reiterated that India would continue to stand with the friendly people of Sri Lanka.
He had stated this after meeting with Sri Lankan Finance Minister – Basil Rajapaksa today (16).
The Indian PM had also spoken about the central role that Sri Lanka occupies in India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and its S.A.G.A.R (Security and Growth for all in the Region) doctrine.
Tweeting, the Indian PM had said “Had a good meeting with Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister @RealBRajapaksa. Glad to see our economic partnership strengthen and investments from India grow.”
During the meeting, Mr. Rajapaksa had briefed the Indian Prime Minister on initiatives being taken by both countries to increase bilateral economic cooperation, and conveyed his thanks for the support extended by India for the Sri Lankan economy.
He has also spoken of the deepening people-to-people relations between both countries, including in the cultural sphere. Prime Minister pointed to the potential for increasing tourist flows, including through joint promotion of Buddhist and Ramayan tourism circuits.