Sri Lanka Finance Minister reviews status of economic projects with Indian leadersa

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, who is currently visiting New Delhi, has met with Indian leaders to discuss the bilateral relations between the two countries in economic development.

Minister Samaraweera met with India’s Extremal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Saturday. The two leaders Leaders discussed bilateral issues of developmental cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

The Sri Lankan Minister also met with Minister of Finance of India, Arun Jaitley on Saturday and reviewed the present status of the ongoing economic projects between the two countries.

Sri Lanka and India last week signed an agreement to provide Indian loan assistance of US$ 45 to upgrade the Kankasanthurai Harbor in Jaffna in the North.

The Government of India is the major development partner of Sri Lanka in South Asian region over 40 years since 1973. Presently Indian development assistance mainly focus on improvement of economic infrastructural facilities, livelihood development, education, healthcare, capacity building and economic renewal of Sri Lanka.

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