Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka in May, Sri Lankan Health Minister and Cabinet spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne has said.
Mr. Modi will inaugurate a hospital and participate in an event here, Mr. Senaratne told The Hindu after the weekly Cabinet briefing. The events will be held around the Vesak festival, a Buddhist celebration.
The hospital is being built with Indian assistance in Hatton, a town in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, home to Tamils of recent Indian-origin who work largely on the island’s famed tea estates.
In March 2015, Mr. Modi was in Sri Lanka – the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 28 years. He was the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Jaffna in the island’s Tamil-majority Northern Province.
Health Minister Senaratne said he also discussed the possible import of medicines from India with his counterpart, J. P. Nadda, who is in Sri Lanka for a summit organised by the World Health Organisation.
The two health ministers held a yoga session at Colombo’s sea-facing Galle Face hotel Wednesday morning.