Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa To Visit India Next Month: Report
Monday, January 13, 2020, 8:19 AM
Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit India early next month and hold talks with his Indian-counterpart Narendra Modi, a media report said. This will be his first trip to India after assuming office in November last year and the third-high-level visit to New Delhi by a member of the new Sri Lankan government headed by the prime minister's brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Can Resolve Problems With China "As Friends": Sri Lanka Prime Minister
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 8:11 AM
Sri Lanka's new-PM Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's recent remarks on the strategic Hambantota Port, calling it a mistake to give it to China on a 99-year lease, were "quoted out of context" by the media, according to a-news-report. PM Mahinda Rajapaksa clarified on his younger brother's remarks while formally declaring the Colombo-Port-City as part of Sri Lanka's territory on Saturday.
PM Modi Has Open Minded Approach Towards Foreign Policy: Lanka PM's Son
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:44 AM
Relations between Sri-Lanka, India and China were once "misinterpreted" and PM Modi has a "progressive approach" towards foreign policy, Namal Rajapaksa, the son of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has told NDTV. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who led the island-nation between 2005 and 2015, is perceived to have a tilt towards China and there were concerns about its effect on New Delhi's ties with Colombo.