Relief for Indian fishermen? PM Modi and Wickremsinghe discuss this and more

New Delhi: After meeting senior political leaders Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe later in the day met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held talks on bilateral issues with his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here.

"Held comprehensive talks with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe on ways to strengthen India-Sri Lanka ties for the benefit of our citizens," Modi tweeted after the meeting held at Hyderabad House. 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

"Visit of a special partner. Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe arrives in Delhi on April 25, meets EAM Sushma Swaraj today (Wednesday)," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Earlier in the day Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met former PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.


The Sri Lankan Prime Minister is visiting India from April 25-29, ahead of Modi's scheduled visit to the island nation in May for the Vesak Day celebrations.

During the visit, both the countries will discuss the dispute over fishing activities in the Palk Bay and cooperation in the shipping and port sector.

Wickremesinghe in 2016 was on a three-day official visit to India to attend the opening plenary of the India Economic Summit.

News24Bureau and IANS