Pics by Eshan Dasanayake

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (12) made a historic visit to the hill country along with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe where he addressed the Tamils of Indian origin in Norwood, Hatton.

Premier Modi’s visit to the Central Province is significant as this was the first time that an Indian Head of State had visited the plantation sector.

Almost all of the estate workers in the region are of Indian origin and were brought to Sri Lanka during the early part of the 19th century to work in plantation sectors.
The Indian Premier declared open the UN’s International Vesak Festival at the BMICH before travelling to Norwood.

He declared open the new hospital complex in Dikoya, Hatton.
Modi also paid homage at the Kandy Dalada Maligawa and was accompanied by President Sirisena. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe embarked on an official visit to China on Friday after attending the event at the BMICH along with the President.

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  • ram

    Jai Hind

  • Basheer Ahmed

    Cordial relation with Sri Lanka is a welcome one. We wish our Prime Minister ji success in his tour.

    • Vishwas Gokhale

      Dear Basheer you should know the politcs behind this. The chinese have built a port at Colambo. Now Sri Lanka is unable to repay the huge amount the chinese are demanding. Modi now claiming that this port in Indian portion of sri lanka. because most population in this region is Indian origin. Naturally they claim is that Sinhlies from the non Indian portion of was constructed without the permisssion of Indian part of shri Lanka . So Sinhalies are not bound to repay the loan. And this dispute is expected to go to UN which will take years for resolution. Sri Lanka can happily use this port till this dispute is resolved . And this will takke years Like Kashmir.