Indian PM Speaks To Sri Lankan President On Measures To Battle COVID19: Assures Support To Accelerate Indian-Assisted Development Projects

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its likely health and economic impacts in the region.

The Indian Prime Minister assured the Sri Lankan President that India would continue to provide all possible support to Sri Lanka for mitigating the effects of the pandemic.

President Rajapaksa briefed the PM on the steps being taken by his Government to restart economic activity. In this context, both leaders agreed on the need to accelerate Indian-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka. They also discussed the possibilities of promoting investments and value-addition in Sri Lanka by the Indian private sector.

Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes for the health and wellbeing of the Sri Lankan people.

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