Nirupama Rao to visit Sri Lanka today

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New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will visit Sri Lanka today on a three-day official visit in a bid to boost bilateral ties between the two countries.

During her visit, Rao is expected to call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and discuss with him matters of mutual interest and the re-settlement of thousands of civilians displaced during the final offensive against Tamil separatists, which ended the conflict.

She is also scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama and other senior government officials.

The issue of the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is also expected to figure in the discussions between Rao and the Lankan leaders.

She is also scheduled to visit Kandy in Central Sri Lanka to inaugurate the English Language Training Centre in Peradeniya, which has been established with the support of the Government of India. (ANI)

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