SL and India agree to enhance defence ties

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Sri Lanka and India had agreed to further strengthen their cooperation in defence during the bilateral talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today, the NDTV said.

Addressing a joint press conference, Indian Premier Modi said that importance would be given to the fishermen’s issue and that they would address fishermen’s associations on both sides soon.

“We will encourage fishermen’s associations to meet soon and solutions must be taken,” he said. 

While asserting that India was proud to be a trade partner of Sri Lanka, Modi said the two countries were at a moment of an unprecedented opportunity to take bilateral relations to a new level.

“We are committed to unlock the vast potential of our economic cooperation,” he said.

  Comments - 9

  • Chryshan Monday, 16 February 2015 03:51 PM

    India has been very concerned towards Tamil population in north and East. Thats why they talk with so much of concern and then they send their fisherman and Rob all the fish in North and eastern seas belongs to these poor fisherman of their concern.

    aja Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:29 AM

    Joke SL forgets things done to us very fast …India has been disaster for us

    Chryshan Monday, 16 February 2015 03:51 PM

    India has been very concerned towards Tamil population in north and East. Thats why they talk with so much of concern and then they send their fisherman and Rob all the fish in North and eastern seas belongs to these poor fisherman of their concern.

    Pandithaya Monday, 16 February 2015 04:06 PM

    By signing a nuclear agreement we have walked into a trap. This govt should have debated the matter with the opposition as they are the majority.

    Jay2 Monday, 16 February 2015 04:11 PM

    Do you think even the UNP parliamentary members were briefed?

    Baka Pandithaya Monday, 16 February 2015 04:44 PM

    Is it free ?.... OK then lets have it. :P

    Danu Monday, 16 February 2015 05:51 PM

    Discussing defence strategy with the enemy. What a joke!

    Senator Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:17 PM

    Defence ties with India for what? This will only bring in more Indian Fishermen into Sri Lankan waters.

    Akshay Kr Saxena Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:19 AM

    India was/is/would be the friend of SL. Long live our friendship.Thanks,Akshay Kr Saxena


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