The bilateral relations Sri Lanka-India revitalized, will maintain warm relations with New Delhi: President Gotabaya

COLOMBO Sri Lanka The newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa said Monday that his recent visit to India, his first trip abroad, has revitalized the historical ties between the two countries, and promised that Colombo will maintain a warm and mutually beneficial relationship in all aspects with New Delhi. .

President Rajapaksa arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a three-day visit, his first overseas trip after storming to victory in Sri Lanka's presidential elections, the results of which were declared on November 17.

At the conclusion of a successful visit to India, the remarkable welcome, hospitality and respect from Narendra Modi & Govt has revitalized the historical link between India and LKA, the president said in a tweet on Monday.

I hope to maintain a warm and mutually beneficial bilateral relationship in all aspects, he said.

India offered a $ 400 million credit line to Sri Lanka for development of its infrastructure and economy during President Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi.

Prime Minister Modi also announced another $ 50 million credit line to help improve security in Sri Lanka following Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people. India already is providing counter-insurgency training to Sri Lanka n police officers.

Rajapaksa, a former defense secretary who is credited with ending the country's long civil war, swore as the new president of the island nation on November 18, a day after winning the presidential elections.

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