Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's leadership.
In a twitter message after a telephone conversation with President Rajapaksa, PM Modi said India will continue to support its close maritime neighbour in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact.
“We agreed to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka, and also strengthen investment links,” PM Modi also tweeted.
Meanwhile, issuing a statement India said that PM Modi spoke to President Rajapaksa regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its likely health and economic impacts in the region.
“President Rajapaksa briefed PM on the steps being taken by his Government to restart economic activity. In this context, both leaders agreed on the need to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka. They also discussed the possibilities of promoting investments and value-addition in Sri Lanka by the Indian private sector,” the statement said.
The Prime Minister (Modi) conveyed his best wishes for the health and wellbeing of the Sri Lankan people, it added.