Sri Lanka: PM Modi pays tributes to Easter attack victims
Notably, the Indian Prime Minister is the first foreign leader to visit the island nation after the horrific Easter Sunday blasts which claimed the lives of more than 250 people.
PM Modi paid respects at St. Anthony's Shrine
Started the Sri Lanka visit by paying my respect at one of the sites of the horrific Easter Sunday Attack, St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 9, 2019
My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the injured. pic.twitter.com/RTdmNGcDyg
I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again: PM Modi
"I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again. Cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka," PM Modi tweeted after paying tributes to the Easter attack victims.
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PM Modi received by Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe
PM Modi was received by his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport on Sunday morning.
A delegation of The Tamil National Alliance, the country's major Tamil party, is also expected to meet PM Modi.
India never forgets friends when they are in need: Modi
"Happy to be back in Sri Lanka, my third visit to this beautiful island in four years," PM Modi tweeted after arriving in the island nation.
"Share the warmth shown by the people of SL in equal measure. India never forgets her friends when they are in need. Deeply touched by the ceremonial welcome," he added.
Before arriving in Sri Lanka, PM Modi visited the Maldives
Six agreements were signed between India and the Maldives to boost bilateral cooperation in areas like defense and maritime security.
PM Modi was also conferred with "The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen" by Solih.
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