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Basil Off To India

Aug 24, 2010 3:52:12 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa is to leave for India today (24) on a two-day official tour till the 26th.

During Rajapaksa’s visit, he is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other high ranking members of the Indian government.

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunge were to also participate in the Indian tour, but later cancelled the plans.

Discussions between India and Sri Lanka are to be focused on the present development trends in the Sri Lanka and the recent developments in the north and east.

Minister Rajapaksa is to also brief the Indian Premier and members of his government of the infrastructure and livelihoods development that have been carried out in the North and East.