Rao in Sri Lanka this weekend
Mar 4, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will visit Sri Lanka this weekend in a bid to boost bilateral ties and push for an early resettlement of conflict- displaced Tamil civilians, Indian Foreign Ministry sources have said.
Rao, who will arrive in Colombo on Saturday on a three-day visit, will hold bilateral discussions with top Lankan officials and also call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.
She is also expected to inaugurate an India-funded educational institution in Peradeniya on Sunday.
The issue of the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is expected to figure in the discussions between Rao and the Lankan leaders, sources said.