While President Maithripala Sirisena has denied accusing India’s intelligence agency RAW of plotting to kill him, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday and ironed out issues arising from the situation that prevailed in Colombo last week.
Informed sources said that Wickremesinghe had assured Modi that India like China or any other country, was welcome to invest in Sri Lanka’s development projects on a win-win basis.
The two day visit comes amidst concerns expressed by New Delhi of the slow pace at which several India-aided projects in Sri Lanka were progressing. But Wickremsinghe had assured that it was not a case of trying to please one country over another, as his government’s vision was to create a prosperous regional economy in the Indian Ocean region.
President Sirisena said last week that he had already informed Premier Modi, that India was welcome to invest in the West Container Terminal of the Colombo Port and not the East Terminal , which the Sri Lanka Ports Authority would be developing.