Sri Lankan PM arrives in India

New Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday arrived in India for a three-day official visit.

On Friday, Wickremesinghe will be attending a programme in the national capital.

He is then scheduled to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on October 20 before holding a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Wickremesinghe will also hold a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in the afternoon. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister will emplane the same day.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s visit comes amidst media reports claiming that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has accused India of hatching a plot to assassin him. However, Sirisena categorically rejected the reports. He had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Modi.

The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also dubbed these reports “baseless and false” while highlighting the strong relationship between India and Sri Lanka.