The President said Mr. Modi’s only request was that the Sri Lankan Government should talk to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and explained why he rejected the TNA’s request to appoint a special envoy to Sri Lanka.
Mr. Modi is expected to visit Sri Lanka early next year preceded with a visit by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to review bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka.
The President also met the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad Madani and extended an invitiation to visit Sri Lanka.
Mr. Madani is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka shortly with his office keeping in touch with the External Affairs Ministry to work out his itinerary. (Kelum Bandara)