Modi plans to script a golden chapter in Indo – Lanka relationship

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Mar 09, 2015 (LBO) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is set to visit Sri Lanka on March 13 and 14 and said he planned to take Indo-Lanka relations to a new level during his visit. œIndia is committed in its support for Sri Lanka’s development and am sure together we are going to script a golden chapter in the history of India-Sri Lanka relations, he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.

I embark on my first visit to Sri Lanka with great joy and confidence that this visit will make India’s relations with Sri Lanka even stronger, in the larger interest of our people,”

Robust ties with Sri Lanka signify the importance India attaches to the South Asian neighborhood. he said.

Modi’s two day visit to Sri Lanka is a follow up of Lankan President Sirisena’s visit to India.

He will also be the first Indian leader to pay an official to Sri Lanka since Rajiv Gandhi’s 1987 visit to sign the controversial Indo-Lanka Peace Accord.

My visit comes after President Sirisena’s visit to India during which substantial ground was covered on taking our ties forward. I am eagerly looking forward to meeting President Sirisena once again, M