President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed Sri Lanka's debt restructuring when the two held informal discussions in Tokyo last evening, on the sidelines of the funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Sources present at the discussion said that during the meeting which lasted for around 10 minutes, the Indian Prime Minister congratulated Wickremesinghe on his presidency and also discussed Sri Lanka's present economic crisis.
Modi and Wickremesinghe discussed Sri Lanka's debt restructuring and Modi also inquired on Sri Lanka's talks with the International Monetary Fund and the current status of the talks.
After being briefed by Wickremesinghe, the Sri Lankan President requested for more Indian investments to which the Indian Premier had responded positively saying India would increase its investments in Sri Lanka to assist the country out of the economic crisis.
The meeting between the two South Asian leaders was expected especially at a time when India has played a crucial role in assisiting Sri Lanka during the economic instability. (JAMILA HUSAIN)
Relegion will feed us Wednesday, 28 September 2022 03:57 PM
SRanil get permission from Sarah feed Weerasekara whether it's good to seek assistance from other non Buddhist countries . He is more concerned about the relegion than the sufferings of the people.
Chryshan Wednesday, 28 September 2022 04:17 PM
At least Ranil can present himself, talk and handle a situation than some just smile and hide.
Mahila Friday, 30 September 2022 03:23 AM
True, we have less 'deadpan Smile' photos prior to May 2022 to the present?! Agreed, you may be right didn't have anything substantial to contribute and only "PHOTO OPP" for the file and record?? How could dumb and illiterate contribute to any discussion?? If they OPENMOUTH WOULD DECLRE PUBLICLY WHAT FOOLS THEY ARE??!! So shut up and to show artificial bleached teeth!!
Kumara Wednesday, 28 September 2022 04:31 PM
Mr Modi won't be happy if the current development surrounding the Historic Thirukoneswaram Temple has detrimental effects on the temple or its surroundings.
Gb Wednesday, 28 September 2022 04:50 PM
He's on the hunt for commission, why weren't there any talks on human rights? Or was that not a concern of the 2
Charith Gunawardena Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:04 PM
What a place to discuss. Why go all the way to Japan when Ranil could have gone to India to meet PM Modi.
Uplift Sri Lanka Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:14 PM
China and Hong Kong will be the model it looks like between India and SL. India wants our ID card, Renewable power generation, Indian trains buses and petrol. a bridge or a ferry together with a vibrant Free Trade Agreement and we will have more trade more competition and more refugees marriages over the next 50 years. Finally we have the choice of embracing the Indian rupees as the South Asian currency and can consider having a different national flag as well! The price of voting for personal favors for 75 years. Tamarac sheet rice packet free fertilizer govt job and vote for henchaiyya.
Kps Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:36 PM
What is there to discuss, obviously a known factor about Srilankan crisis. Just sign some agreements
Reza Wednesday, 28 September 2022 05:46 PM
Reading the negative comments on RW, it’s sad what we Sri Lankans have become. Everything we have to criticize, maybe due to the YouTube crooks who sling mud to get views. RW is doing a great job.
Sri Ram Thursday, 29 September 2022 04:54 AM
Mr.Modi is not bothered about Trincomalle which is ceded to US exclusively. Trinco is not a Ram Janmabhoomi.
Seqi Thursday, 29 September 2022 08:55 AM
Ranil the consummate diplomat touching base. He missed his vocation as an Ambassador or Special Envoy but that would have meant being directed by a competent superior.... Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink..
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