Mahinda, Modi to hold bilateral talks on Saturday

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi will hold bilateral discussions on September 26 to further strengthen ties between the two governments, as well as discuss possible development projects between India and Sri Lanka, sources from the Prime Minister’s office told Daily Mirror.

The talks are part of follow up discussions held following Prime Minister Rajapaksa’s visit to New Delhi in February, which was his first overseas visit since being appointed to office under the new Gotabaya Rajapaksa government.

Sources said the meeting which will be held between both leaders online, will take place at 10.30 am.

Both leaders will also discuss several other trending issues between the two countries.

Prime Minister Rajapaksa is also likely to raise the northern fishermen issue with Prime Minister Modi as sources said Prime Minister Rajapaksa is likely to meet a group of fishermen on September 25 evening where the fishermen will raise concerns at the issues they face due to illegal poaching by the Indian fishermen.

The fishermen issue between the two countries has been a long standing issue that needs to be resolved between the two countries as previous talks have failed to be successful.

The meeting on September 25 is being organised by Minister Douglas Devananda.


  1. Germany can fast track its economy by supporting businesses and people financially, because Germany was focused on developing the knowledge, skills and technology. However, South Asian countries can not do the same, because the South Asian leaders are not proactive to develop the knowledge and skills to compete with the developed countries. We all know South Asian population increases faster rate than its research developments and skill sets. Indian big brothers’ ideology and strategies will not help, but it will only take Sri Lanka backward. India done a huge damage to Sri Lanka by creating terrorism. This is far worse than few Indian hosing projects in Sri Lanka. Sooner Sri Lanka ditch India is better for Sri Lanka. It is not easy to ditch India, but can be done by educating the people.

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