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India-Sri Lanka sign MoU on economic co-operation

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India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU on economic co-operation. The agreement was exchanged in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi. Earlier, the two leaders held a meeting at Hyderabad House.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, he held comprehensive talks with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe on ways to strengthen India-Sri Lanka ties for the benefit of the citizens.

In morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari called on the visiting dignitary. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to meet Mr Wickremesinghe in the evening. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister also held discussions with Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi .

Sri Lankan government has proposed to sign a MoU with India next month during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Sri Lanka. The MoU proposes Indian investment in development of port and oil tank farms in Trincomalee, setting up of a LNG power plant and terminal, piped gas supply in capital Colombo, highway and railway projects in north and east of the country etc. Mr Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi last evening on a five-day visit to India.

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