Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa who has left for India yesterday has met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two have paid focus on a number of areas including agriculture, tourism and fisheries.
India’s Prime Minister Modi has stated that India has always been a close friend of Sri Lanka and that India will stand by Sri Lanka whenever necessary.
The bilateral discussion has also paid focus on developing renewable energy sources in the island nation as well as the introduction of digital identity cards and Prime Minister Modi has promised that it India will extend all necessary support to that end.
The two have also exchanged views on the development of the Buddhist tourism industry.