Narendra Modi looking for interaction with Indian Origin Community
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived here yesterday has spoken about his intentions to have interactions with estate community spread in the hill country.
“I will also visit the Upcountry region of Sri Lanka where I will inaugurate the Dickoya Hospital that has been built with Indian assistance, and have an interaction with the Indian-origin Tamil community,” Indian Prime Minister has reportedly said before his journey. On arrival to attend the International Vesak Day celebrations, he was greeted at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, several cabinet ministers and state officials.
Speaking to reporters in Delhi Modi said his visit to Sri Lanka is a sign of the strong relationship between the two countries and brings to the fore the shared heritage of Buddhism. During his two-day visit, he will participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations, the biggest festival of Buddhists, inaugurate a hospital built with Indian assistance and address the Indian-origin Tamil community, besides attending some other programmes.