Foreign Affairs Ministry announced today that discussions were held between Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Nepal Ambassador Professor Bishwambher Pyakuryal at the Ministry to commence direct flights between Colombo and Kathmandu.
The ambassador met Minister Karunanayake and they focused on means to strengthen bilateral relationships for mutual benefits.
“Further discussions were made to expand commercial activities of the two countries and to strengthen cultural programmes,” the ministry said.
Ambassador Pyakuryal congratulated the Minister Karunanayake on his appointment and said Nepal would provide its assistance to Sri Lanka in its development projects.
The Minister commended the diplomatic assistance provided by Nepal as an ally of Sri Lanka in the region. (Lahiru Pothmulla)