Modi is the First Leader to Visit Sri Lanka after Easter Blasts
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first world leader to visit Sri Lanka two months after the serial bombings on Easter which left more than 250 dead. He arrived in Sri Lanka on his way back to India from Maldives.
Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe received Modi at the airport. After landing at the airport, Modi tweeted, “Happy to be back in Sri Lanka, my third visit to this beautiful island in four years. Share the warmth shown by the people of SL in equal measure. India never forgets her friends when they are in need. Deeply touched by the ceremonial welcome. @RW_UNP”
During this visit, PM Modi will meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, Leader of Opposition and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.