The Indian government has agreed to assist the development of the Palali airport and the Kankasanthurei harbor. This agreement was reached when the Indian High Commissioner Ashok. K. Kanth met the new Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratna this afternoon to offer congratulations to the new premier and to strengthen the good will between Sri Lanka and India.
At the meeting, the High Commissioner stated that the assistance of India will be forthcoming for the resettlement of displaced families and also will work for the widening of the economic cooperation between the two countries.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathna stated that India as a neighboring country has always assisted Sri Lanka in a number of spheres and that with terrorism eradicated and the economy being built, a cordial relationship between the countries will be an impetus to strengthen the economy of Sri Lanka.