India's National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and Maldives Defense Minister, Mariya Didi will arrive in the country on Friday to hold bilateral discussions with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Daily Mirror learns.
The visit by the Indian National Security Advisor and Maldives Defense Minister is the highest visits to be undertaken by officials of those countries since the new Rajapaksa government was sworn in to power in August after winning the Parliamentary election.
Several topics of mutual interest will be discussed when the visiting officials meet the President and Prime Minister for discussions, including possible defense agreements, senior sources said.
Within the past two months, Sri Lanka has welcomed high ranking officials from China, USA and now India and Maldives. (JAMILA HUSAIN)