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Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 14.05 GMT
Indian PM to visit North


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jaffna today.

Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Colombo Friday for a two-day visit to the island, will first fly to Anuradhapura where he would see the Sri Maha Bodhi tree and visit the historic city.

After visiting Anuradhapura, the Prime Minister will go to Thalaimannar where he will inaugurate the Thalaimannar pier railway station and flag off a train, opening the Thalaimannar-Madhu segment of the Thalaimannar - Medawchchiya Railway line reconstructed with Indian funds.

Later the PM will visit the Tamil heartland of Jaffna where he would be unveiling the foundation plaque for the Jaffna Cultural Centre.

Following the lunch hosted by the Governor of the Northern Province, H M G S Palihakkara, the Indian Prime Minister will hand over homes in a part of Jaffna which have been built under the India Housing project for the Internally Displaced Persons.

Mr. Modi is also expected to meet the Chief Minister of the Northern Province and leaders of Tamil political parties. The Prime Minister is likely to discuss of the repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India with the government officials.






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