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8 October 2013 10:03 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House this morning.

The President’s Office said that, a number of issues of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting with the underlying objective of developing strategies for the two countries to coordinate more closely towards further strengthening relations.

Commenting on the recently-concluded provincial elections in the Northern Province, Mr. Khurshid commended President Rajapaksa’s stewardship in holding elections after decades and said he felt it was a very important step for society, one that will likely be viewed as a great historic moment.

On the issue of the implementation of the 13th Amendment, President Rajapaksa stated that “Parliament is the best forum to address the issue,” adding that members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) should engage in dialogue and come up with a solution that is in line with what the people want.

The President and Mr. Khurshid also discussed issues that have arisen between fishermen of the two countries. It was agreed that the best way forward would be to facilitate a dialogue between fishing communities of both countries so that the fishermen themselves can find solutions to their problems. A similar approach was also proposed for the business communities, to enhance interaction where business men and women of Sri Lanka and India can better work together.

The High Commissioner of India in Colombo Mr. Y.K. Sinha accompanied Mr. Khurshid along with several other officers from the Indian External Affairs Ministry and the Indian High Commission.

  Comments - 4

  • Nimal Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:31 AM

    oh shit

    larief Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:01 AM

    do not get caught to his double game

    Vic Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:15 AM

    Have a look at the criminal on the right with folded hands, seems very obedient and waiting for some instructions from it's masters.

    ANTON Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:30 AM



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