President to hold talks with Indian PM

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:58 GMT, May 9, 2016 |

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena during a short visit to New Delhi later this week will hold a special discussion with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

President Sirisena who will leave for London on May 11 to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit organized by the British government, is scheduled to visit India on his return on May 13 on an invitation extended by the Indian Prime Minister.

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has officially invited the Sri Lankan President to take part in a Hindu religious ceremony in Ujjain district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who will host the landmark international summit in London on May 12, has extended an invitation to President Sirisena when the two leaders met at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta last year.