Indian Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Oct 05, New Delhi: India’s Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 8-10 October 2011, Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release Wednesday.

This would be Mathai’s first visit to Sri Lanka, since he took over as Foreign Secretary in August 2011.

During the visit, the Foreign Secretary is scheduled to call on the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Mathai would also be meeting the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and representatives of the major Tamil party in Sri Lanka, Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

The Foreign Secretary would hold discussions on bilateral relations, regional and global issues with his Sri Lankan counterpart Karunatillake Amunugama, the press statement said.

He will also review developmental projects being taken up in various parts of Northern Sri Lanka under Government of India assistance.

The Foreign Secretary would also review the progress made during the meeting of the 4th India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group (JWG) on Fisheries scheduled on 7th October 2011 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Ministry said.

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