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Colombo to expedite delayed Indo-Lanka projects


Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here on Monday he had assured India of expediting the delayed Indo-Lanka projects, following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the island country. Wickremesinghe, in a statement, said a series of joint initiatives between India and Sri Lanka was being planned to ensure continued economic cooperation, Colombo Gazette reported. Modi’s continual show of support towards Sri Lanka would serve to strengthen confidence and encourage more people to visit the island country, he added. “During his trip, we discussed issues, including strengthening of regional security through reviving tri-lateral talks between Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives. “I also requested that India work closely with Sri Lanka’s security forces, providing them counter-terrorism training and logistical support,” Wickremesinghe said, adding Modi’s visit would serve to boost the tourism industry, hit following the April 21 attacks. (IANS)