India, Sri Lanka to Sign Up Deal on Port Development Next Week
Posted on April 21st, 2017

Courtesy Sputnik

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to visit India from April 25 to April 29 to strengthen economic cooperation between the two neighbors. His visit will also set the agenda for the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka in May.

New Delhi (Sputnik) — During the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s visit, the two countries will finalize the MoU for joint development of Trincomalee port to set up a petroleum refinery and a land lease agreement. When Modi visits Sri Lanka, the two countries are due to sign other agreements.”Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be traveling to India on a working visit from April 25 to 29, 2017,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

During his five-day visit, Wickremesinghe will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari.

“The visit of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to India [on] April 25 is part of our continuing engagement with the Government of Sri Lanka at the highest level,” the MEA spokesperson said.

India and Sri Lanka will hold discussions on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement. Apart from that, the two sides are likely to discuss the contentious fisherman’s issue, which has rankled ties between the two countries.

3 Responses to “India, Sri Lanka to Sign Up Deal on Port Development Next Week”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    Inviting Indian snakes to Sri Lanka is no solution. We know what their plan in Trincomalee. This will be followed by the Monkey bridge to make Sri Lanka part of the despicable Indians. Sinhalese are at threat from all sides; from the minorities – Ceylon Tamils, Indian Tamils and Muslims – Christians who will seek a separate state for themselves in the North Western Province – Illegal immigrants – Kallathonis from South India, Muslim immigrants from Maldives and gods know from where else.

    It is now or never to put a stop to this unholy jada palana administration. Mahinda and Gota should give the necessary leadership for there is none other in the horizon who can fill that need, and who has mass appeal. At the moment they are only making feeble protests.

    Indians should not get Trinco – period, otherwise it will be the end of Sri Lanka for good. We survived over 3000 years of intermittent onslaught from India. This time they are coming for a final fatal blow. No country in the South Asia has developed with Indian assistance.

    They are the big ‘stink’ in the middle and the malevolent power that hinders progress of all her neighbours.

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    Agree with Ratanapala. Thank you.


    INDIA has NOT proved to be a friend to Sri Lanka in the near past.
    INDIA is interested only in eventual acquisition of nearby small countries.
    During the war with the LTTE, INDIA gave dud radar equipment to Lanka .

    Why the great trust in INDIA by RW & Yahap ?
    Yahap led by RW has a ‘Crash & Sell’ Plan.
    RW is Exec PM ‘because the west wants it so’ (per Pres MS).
    RW is a political leader who has been rejected 29 times by the People of Lanka.
    What kind of Democracy is this ??

    Has anyone other than a few Yahap leaders seen the deal with INDIA ?

    There is another Gundu by RW coming up :

    The New Foreign Exchange Bill : According to this new Bill, Power over Foreign Exchange will lie with the Exec PM.

    Exec Emperor Ranil is coming !

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    UNP led Yahap needs to be reminded that :

    * INDIA trained the LTTE in Tamil Nadu.
    * The LTTE decimated almost all the able leaders in the UNP – Lalith, Gamini, Pres Premadasa, and a large number of other VIPs, including Lakshman Kadirgama.

    – Apologies from INDIA & Tamil leaders of Lanka ? None, so far.
    In fact, the V’koddai Resoln (1976) is yet not officially revoked in Parliament.

    – Due to LTTE : Vast damages with loss of lives/disabled many thousands of lives (both sides), wasted funds running to many billions of $, destruction of govt & private property during the rampaging of near 30 yrs of the LTTE, loss of reputation abroad etc. – were these paid for ? Zilch, so far.

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