Former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday met the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at his official residence ‘Varsha’ in Mumbai and held talks over a host of issues, the Press Trust of India reported.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) said Rajapaksa is on a tour of Maharashtra and as part of it, he visited Ajanta and Ellora caves (in Aurangabad) and gave his inputs to Fadnavis.
“A lot of Sri Lankan tourists visit the Ajanta-Ellora caves every year. The state government will make arrangements at Ajanta as suggested by the former president,” the statement said. The chief minister also appreciated the neighbouring country’s development over the last few years, it added.
“The CM also recollected his visit to Sri Lanka in the past. Both the leaders discussed issues related to tourism and investments,” the statement said. (Colombo Gazette)