Rajapakse leaves for India on his first visit abroad

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 December 2005, 13:06 GMT]
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse, accompanied by his wife Shiranthi Rajapakse, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Ministers Ferial Ashraf,Jeyaraj Fernadopulle and the Secretaries to various Ministries, left for India Tuesday in his first visit abroad at the invitationof the Indian President Abdul Kalam, government sources in Colombo said.

President Rajapakse will meet Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, Indira Congress leader Mrs.Sonia Gandhi, and other senior Ministers and Parliament in New Delhi.

Economic ties between the two countries, Defence, Transportation and the talks on the Sri Lanka's ethnic crisis are expected to be taken up between the Indian leaders and President Rajapakse.

President Rajapakse will also meet the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jeyalalitha Jeyaram, informed sources said.

 

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