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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Sri Lanka Parliament on March 13, political sources said today.

Mr. Modi will make a three-day state visit to Sri Lanka from March 13. This is the first state visit by an Indian leader after 1987. Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was the last to make a state visit to Sri Lanka.

In 2013, the then Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Sinavatra addressed Parliament. It is learnt that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed Government members to attend the session on that day of the address by Mr. Modi. He said a parliamentary address would be the highest honour to be accorded to a visiting state leader.

Mr. Modi will also visit Jaffna during his visit. Meanwhile, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will arrive in the country on Friday for bilateral talks ahead of Mr. Modi's visit. She will hold talks with her counterpart Mangala Samaraweera.(Kelum Bandara)
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  • ranjit de silva Friday, 06 March 2015 09:06 AM

    Mr. Modi:What were RAW Agents doing in Nuwara Eliya (Indian Secret service) during the recent election campaign.We defintitely need answers.Vasu, Dinesh please grill him when he addresses parliament.

    Naman Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:07 AM

    The Prime Minister, Mr Modi hopefully stress the importance of reconciliation between Tamils and Sinhalese,Finding homes to resettle not only the internally displaced but also to the Tamils living in India as refugees,On reducing Government for ces in North and East of the country.

    Maju Thursday, 05 March 2015 01:44 PM

    Sri Lanka We are same in all aspects.we will with ufrom India

    Amal Jayasinghe Thursday, 05 March 2015 02:50 PM

    If the Modi address to parliament goes ahead, he will become the 4th Indian PM to do so. Nehru, Gandhi and Desai before him.

    aja Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:41 AM

    Big deal India now trying take over our country .

    firebot Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:15 AM

    never trust an Indian via DM Android App


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