Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka next month

Dec 31, Colombo: India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is to visit Sri Lanka on an official tour next month.

Diplomatic sources confirmed to ColomboPage that arrangements are currently being made for the Indian official’s visit and dates are yet to be fixed for the tour.

During his visit, Krishna is expected to meet with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the External Affairs Minister and members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

It is believed that the Indian minister would discuss with the President the ongoing dialogue between the Sri Lankan government and the TNA on a political solution to the ethnic issue.

An Indian delegation comprising senior state and central government officials will also arrive in the country next month to participate in the India – Sri Lanka Joint Working Group Meeting on Fishing scheduled to be held in Colombo on January 13 and 14.

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