Sri Lankan PMs visit to India fruitful
[July 23, 2004 - 5.30 GMT]

The Indian Government has extended a credit line of US$ 150 million to purchase petroleum products.

The Indian Government further agreed to build a dairy factory like the Amul factory of India in Sri Lanka and to provide Sri Lanka with technical knowledge to increase our milk production. A discussion was held with a team of investors willing to undertake the job. 

India also agreed to change some provisions of the Indo- Sri Lanka Pact unfavorable to the interests of Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse recently concluded an official visit to India, during which he met the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Abdul Kalam, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Foreign Minister Natwar Singh and Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi.

The Sri Lankan PM proposed linking the historical cities of both countries to start ferry service between Sri Lanka and India.

PM Rajapakse was accompanied by a high level delegation including Consumer Affairs Minister Jeyraj Fernandopulle and Agriculture Minister Anura Dissanayake.







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Last Updated Date: July 23, 2004  - 5.30 GMT.


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