New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to cross the Indian Ocean and step on the Sri Lankan soil in March. This is going to be the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the island nation in over 25 years. During the visit, Modi is likely to travel to Jaffna in the Tamil-majority Northern Province of Lanka.
The visit has been scheduled a month after the visit of Sri Lanka’s newly elected President, Maithripala Sirisena, to New Delhi in mid-February. However, Modi’s visit will coincide with the 28th Human Rights Council session in Geneva, where progress on a U.S.-sponsored investigation into Sri Lanka’s rights record will be reviewed.