Sushma Swaraj meets Minister Mangala in New Delhi

2018-01-14 11:18:59

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday met Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in New Delhi and discussed issues of development cooperation between the two countries.

 Sri Lanka is one of the major recipients of development credit given by India, with total commitment of around USD 2.63 billion, including USD 458 million as grants.  Under a line of credit of USD 167.4 million, the tsunami-damaged Colombo-Matara rail link has been repaired and upgraded. 

Another line of credit of USD 800 million for track laying and supply of rolling stock to support construction of railway lines in northern Sri Lanka is already operational.

In October 2014, the Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system was inaugurated thereby reconnecting Jaffna to Colombo by rail. (PTI)

  Comments - 6

  • Senewi Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:57

    May be asking for funds for the election campaign.

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    ANTON Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:10


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    Ruwan Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:35

    I heard that India asked our President to appoint Mangala as Prime Minister replacing Ranil. Now Mangala is India for preliminary arrangements via DM Android App

    Reply : 7       4

    Haramanis Sunday, 14 January 2018 15:22

    Second stage conspiracy being hatched against Sri Lanka !!!

    Reply : 9       7

    Mendis Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:35

    Indians Are Always Plotting Against Sri Lanka,That Is Why We Need The Chinese.

    Reply : 15       5

    Dennis Homagama Monday, 15 January 2018 03:52

    Mendis - There is no need for India to plot against us. It is a very powerful country and we have to beg them for everything. Are you aware that at one time SL was attached to India during the ice age? Dennis

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