It is significant that this is the first State Visit made by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after swearing in as the Indian Prime Minister for the second time.

The Indian Prime Minister will be given a ceremonial welcome at the Presidential Secretariat before holding high level talks.

Subsequently, the bilateral discussions between the two leaders a special banquet will be hosted by the President, in honour of the visiting Indian Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the Indian Prime Minister is the first foreign Head of State to visit Sri Lanka after the Easter Sunday attacks.

This tour of the Indian Prime Minister will pave the way to further strengthen longstanding bilateral relations between the two countries.