Shiv Shankar Menon meets President

Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon who arrived in Colombo last night met President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning. Menon is accompanied by the Joint Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
Menon, a former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, is expected to follow up on the issues President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh discussed at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil last week.

Among the topics he was expected to discuss with the President included resettlement of the remaining IDPs, reconciliation process and the progress of India-funded development projects implemented in the Northern and Eastern provinces and the India-funded Sampur power plant in the East..

Menon is also scheduled to meet Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa before returning to India today. (niz)

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