Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to India this week and the expected visit of Prime Minister Narenda Modi to Sri Lanka in May signal a fresh burst of activity in India- Sri Lanka relations.
According to informed sources in New Delhi, the need for a tight timetable arose from a feeling that much could have been done in the field of India-Sri Lanka economic cooperation in the last two years
Sri Lanka may find it difficult to wriggle out of China’s clutches because of the massive debt it owes to Beijing but to balance things out, it is now set to allow India to jointly develop the Trincomalee port in northeastern part of the country.
Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar will be meeting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Oil Minister Pradhan Discusses Energy Collaboration Proposals With Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe
Oil Minister Pradhan discussed various Indian proposals, including utilisation of Upper Tank Farm by Lanka IOC (LIOC) in Trincomalee, setting up of LNG terminal at Kerawalapitiya, near Colombo by Petronet LNG Ltd, setting up of City Gas Distribution network by GAIL and use of CNG in the automotive sector in Sri Lanka, with Ceylon Petroleum Corporation as local partner. Government of Sri Lanka is working towards promoting the use of clean fuel in Sri Lanka, including for power generation.
Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is visiting India to participate in Indian Economic Summit.