President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to leave for India with External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris to attend the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and to hold bilateral discussions with the Indian Premier.
The External Affairs Ministry stated that the President has been invited to attend the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on October 14 as an Honored Guest.
The Ministry said that while in Delhi, President Rajapaksa will also have bilateral discussions with the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris will accompany President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the visit to Delhi.
Peiris is to hold discussions with several senior members of the Indian Cabinet including the External Affairs Minister, Shri. S. M. Krishna, Minister of Home Affairs, Shri P. Chidambaram, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Shri. Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri. Anand Sharma and the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri. Kapil Sibal. Prof. Peiris is also due to deliver the Foundation Day Address of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, on 15th October 2010.