Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Modi's visit to Sri Lanka
India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed four bilateral pacts — agreement on visa, customs, youth development and building Rabindranath Tagore memorial — during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first tour to the island country. India stands ready to help Trincomalee become a petroleum hub and announced that New Delhi will provide a fresh Line of Credit of up to USD 318 million for the railways sector in Lanka. The Prime Minister will visit the peninsular area of Jaffna home to the island's Tamil minority and which bore the brunt of a 37-year separatist war in which .India was intricately involved.

Rajiv Gandhi was the last prime minister to visit Sri Lanka in 1987.