President begins Indian visit
President Rajapaksa begins an official visit to India.
The President who left for India on a three-day official visit arrived at the Palam Airport this afternoon. The President and his entourage were warmly greeted by an Indian delegation at the Airport. The President began the official visit to India following an invitation extended to him to lay the foundation stone for the University of Buddhist Studies in the Sanchi City.
Another purpose of the visit is to further strengthen bilateral relations between India and Sri Lanka. The President is also scheduled to have discussions with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.