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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to arrive in India on November 28

Gotabaya Rajapaksa. File

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Mr. Rajapaksa will arrive in India on Thursday evening and a ceremonial reception will be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in his honour on Friday

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will arrive here on Thursday for a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deepen strategic bilateral ties.

Mr. Rajapaksa will arrive in India on Thursday evening and a ceremonial reception will be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in his honour on Friday. The same day he will hold talks with Mr. Modi and also call on President Ram Nath Kovind, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Mr. Rajapaksa stormed to victory in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections, the results of which came on Sunday.

Mt. Modi had telephoned Mr. Rajapaksa to congratulate him on his electoral win and invited him to visit India as his first official foreign tour.

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