Terror cannot defeat nation's spirit: PM Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka
Colombo : On his first visit to Sri Lanka after Easter bombings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the terror cannot defeat any country's spirit.
Paying tribute to the 250 people who died in the ghastly attack, PM Modi said, "I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again. Cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka."
A special gift from a special friend.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 9, 2019
President @MaithripalaS presented PM @narendramodi the Samadhi Buddha Statue.
This is considered to be one of the best sculptures in the Anuradhapura era.
The original statue was sculptured between the 4th and 7th centuries AD. pic.twitter.com/tZO8xomPQ7
On arriving in Lanka from Maldives, the Prime Minister tweeted: “Happy to be back in Sri Lanka, my third visit to this beautiful island in four years. Share the warmth shown by the people of SL in equal measure. India never forgets her friends when they are in need. Deeply touched by the ceremonial welcome.” Modi will hold a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena and also call on leader of opposition.
Prior to his arrival, Sirisena told the news agency ANI, “His (Narendra Modi’s) visit after the 21st April bombings sends a message internationally. Domestically when we look at it, it gives a message that here is the head of a government who is visiting to show solidarity.”