Colombo: India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s House in Colombo.
Swaraj also inaugurated the ‘Rise of Digital India’ exhibition as part of ‘Sangam -The Festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-16’. The exhibition reportedly will showcase the phenomenal rise of the computing sector and digital technologies in India which is positively impacting the everyday lives of people.
Addressing the event, she was quoted by the Lanka Page website, as remarking that digital technology has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians in all areas such as agriculture, space and e-governance and pledged to set up an IT park in Sri Lanka that would attract investments in the sector.
The visiting minister also called on former president Chandrika Kumaratunga at her residence. Swaraj, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday for a two-day visit, briefed President Sirisena on the outcomes of the 9th India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting held in Colombo on Friday, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Twitter. Swaraj is scheduled to conclude her visit to Sri Lanka this afternoon.