Sri Lanka Prime Minister calls on President Ram Nath Kovind

The couple and their entourage arrived in Mangaluru took a helicopter ride from the airport and landed at Areshiroor helipad near Kollur around 10.15

Addressing Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who called on him at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President said, "Development cooperation forms an important part of India-Sri Lanka bilateral engagement".

Wickremesinghe reached here yesterday from Bengaluru which was his first destination.

A Congress delegation, led by party president Sonia Gandhi, on Thursday met the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here, the AICC said.

He was received at the New Delhi airport by Indian high commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

"A partnership marked by historical linkages and deep-rooted friendship".

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He will also meet with President Ram Nath Kovind.

Prime Minister Modi has assured India's full support to the digital reconstruction work planned to be carried out in Sri Lanka's education sector in view of the 70th independence commemoration of Sri Lanka.

Kovind also appreciated the Lankan prime minister's positive role in his country's active engagement with the world.

Wickremesinghe arrived in India on Wednesday. He will wrap up his visit here on Friday.

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