External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris who will travel to India tomorrow to co-chair the joint commission meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid the next day, will also meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Wednesday.
The Hindu newspaper today confirmed that Minister Peiris will meet the Indian Prime Minister for talks.
India is Sri Lanka’s largest trade partner with bilateral trade in goods having crossed $ 5 billion last fiscal.
The two sides will discuss efforts at political reconciliation between the Sri Lankan government and Tamils, besides going through the entire checklist of India-Sri Lanka relations such as the pace of rehabilitation process, fishermen’s issue, implementation of linkages in transport and power, utilisation of the Indian line of credit and military cooperation, the Hindu newspaper report said.