A Parliamentary Delegation from Sri
Lanka led by Mr Karu Jayasuriya, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, called
on President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today
(September 10, 2018).
Welcoming the delegation to India,
the President said that India’s growth and the prosperity of the South Asian region
are interlinked. For India, Sri Lanka is a special and an important part of its
‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
The President said that India is the
fastest growing major economy in the world. It holds tremendous potential for
development and progress for Sri Lanka as well. Sri Lanka can benefit from the
huge market that India offers.
The President said that India is
honoured to have a strong developmental partnership with Sri Lanka. This spans
across all sectors, including education, culture, skill development, livelihood
assistance and sanitation.