Sri Lanka Foreign Minister G.L Peiris visit India

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Sri Lankan foreign Minister  G.L Peiris was on a three  day state visit to India from 6 to 8 February 2022.

It was his first Indian visit after assuming office ,he met Indian Foreign Minister Mr. S. Jaishankar ,the Indian Foreign Secretary Mr. Harsh  Vardhan Shringla and the National Security Advisor Mr Ajit Kumar Doval.

Both countries agreed to schedule a meeting of the  “Joint Working Group on Fisheries” to  discuss the Palk Bay fisheries conflict.

Sri Lanka, which is facing a severe economic crisis has been helped by India recently . They are :

  • India has extended  a  $400 million currency swap facility to Sri Lanka 

  • , It has deferred a $500 million loan repayment by Sri Lanka,

  • It has provided a Line of Credit for $500 million for fuel imports and another $1 billion is currently under negotiation.

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