India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar Meet Sajith Preamadsa

    A special meeting took place in Colombo today between India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, and the Leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka, Sajith Premadasa. During the meeting, Opposition Leader Premadasa expressed his gratitude for the aid and assistance provided by India, emphasizing the centuries-long friendship between the two nations that must be maintained uninterrupted. He assured that the Samagi Jana Balawegaya would continue to foster the same relationship with India if it were to form a government.

    The Opposition Leader acknowledged the significant contributions from the Indian government, particularly in housing projects and the Suwa Seriya ambulance service. He also praised India’s education policy and expressed his intention to implement a similar smart education policy in Sri Lanka, suited to the demands of the modern world.

    Additionally, Sajith Premadasa extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his reappointment.

    Dr. Jaishankar conveyed Prime Minister Modi’s satisfaction with the Opposition Leader’s efforts to strengthen bilateral relations. He reiterated India’s commitment to maintaining close ties with Sri Lanka and expressed his eagerness to further develop this enduring friendship.

    The meeting was attended by Parliamentarians Prof. G. L. Peiris, Eran Wickramaratne, Palani Thigamparam, Rauff Hakeem, Niroshan Perera, and V. Radhakrishnan, representing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and Samagi Jana Alliance.


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