(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today thanked India for providing a Credit Line of USD 1 billion for the importation of essential commodities when he met with the visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar.
Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar who is on a three-day official visit to Sri Lanka called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday morning (28).
Dr. Jaishankar is in Sri Lanka to attend the 5th BIMSTEC Summit which begins today in Colombo.
Expressing pleasure over the visit of Dr. Jaishankar, the President thanked India for providing a Credit Line of USD 1 billion for the importation of essential commodities including food and medicine.
“Pleased to call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. Reviewed various dimensions of our close neighborly relationship. Assured him of India’s continued cooperation and understanding,” Dr. Jaishankar tweeted after meeting with the President.
A number of commemorative events including the issuance of a commemorative coin and a stamp have been organized to mark the 75th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and India this year.