During the meeting, Modi is expected to outline the agenda of his government while at the same time he will also take feedback from the top officials, sources said.
Before commencing official talks, Modi visited St Anthony's Church in Colombo, one of three churches targeted by the Easter Sunday suicide bombers.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks, which were carried out by a local group, National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), that allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIL. It has been widely reported that Colombo failed to act on intelligence warnings provided by India. "Cowardly acts of terror can not defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka". Cowardly acts of terror can not defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka. "India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka".
The two countries have agreed to start a ferry service between Kochi and the Maldives, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
"President Sirisena expressed his gratitude to Indian Premier for visiting Sri Lanka at a time when the country is reeling under the awful terrorist attacks, thus giving a positive signal to the world about Sri Lanka's secure environment".More news: Hackers Hit US Customs to Steal Travelers' Photos, License Images
"A special gift from a special friend".
President Sirisena presented Modi with the statue of a meditating Buddha. "The original statue was sculptured between the 4th and 7th centuries AD", the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.
"I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again", Modi posted on Twitter, where he also shared photos of himself at the church.
"Congratulations to Jagan on his Phenomenal Victory". India's progress in ease of doing Business, should reflect in greater facilitation for small businesses and entrepreneurs. "Sri Lanka has a special place in our hearts". I also requested that India work closely with Sri Lanka's security forces, providing them with counter-terrorism training and logistical support. "Thank you for the memorable welcome and hospitality", he said before leaving the island nation.
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Yameen's election loss last September, however, has seen new leader President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih swing back towards India.
Sri Lanka, unable to repay a huge Chinese loan, handed over another deep-sea port in the south of the island to a Beijing company in December 2017, in a deal that raised concerns at home and overseas.
Wickremesinghe in a statement said he had assured Modi that the delayed Indo-Lanka projects will be expedited.
Sri Lanka will elect a new President at the end of the year.
The Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, the Additional Principal Secretary to PM and the Cabinet Secretary will be in attendance alongside the secretaries of all ministries.More news: E3 2019: Deathloop Is the New Game from Dishonored Dev Arkane Studios