Live: PM Narendra Modi Addresses Sri Lankans In Dickoya

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his second visit to Sri Lanka in two years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka. Today he will participate in the International Vesak Day celebrations, the biggest festival of Buddhists. He will join the celebrations along with the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Today, he will inaugurate the Dickoya Hospital that has been built with Indian’s assistance and also make a visit to Sri Lanka’s Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple.He will also address Indian-origin Tamils against the backdrop of India’s insistence that Sri Lanka should undertake devolution of power to the ethnic community as part of the reconciliation process. Yesterday, he visited the Seema Malaka at the Gangaramayya temple where he took part in the traditional lamp-lighting ceremony. This is PM Narendra Modi’s second bilateral visit to Sri Lanka in two years. His visit is aimed toward reinforcing the traditional connect between India and Sri Lanka at a time when China is seeking to make inroads in the island nation. Here are the live updates of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addressing Sri Lankans In Dickoya It is a great pleasure to be here today. I am most gratueful for your warm and enthusiastic welcome. You and I have something in common. Some of you may have heard – I have a special association with tea. People all over the world are familiar with the famous Ceylon tea that originated on this fertile land. We remember your forefathers. Men and women of strong will and courage, who undertook the journey of their life from India to then-Ceylon. You speak one of the oldest surviving classic languages in the world. It is a matter of pride that many of you speak Sinhala. We need to strengthen and not separate the threads of unity and harmony. Reported By: Parminder Singh #DCPBVM

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