Air India will be launching direct flights between Varanasi and Colombo from August, 2017, says Narendra Modi, the Indian PM. Mr. Modi is currently busy in the International Vesak Day celebrations, while on his two-day Sri Lanka trip.
While he was at Colombo’s Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, he declared that he wants his Tamil brothers and sisters to explore Varanasi, which is the Lok Sabha constituency of the prime minister. Therefore, direct flights will be launched to make travel easier.
As already mentioned before, PM Modi is busy in the island country, celebrating the International Vesak Day. He would also inaugurate a multi-specialty hospital, which was built with the assistance of India. The hospital is the Dickoya Hospital with 150-bed.
After arriving Sri Lanka, Modi met PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka. Sources also say that Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was the former president of Sri Lanka.
The Indian Prime Minister said that he believes that both the countries can build strong relationships and that India will always be a friend and partner to Sri Lanka. He also talked about the leanings and teachings of Buddhism in Sri Lankan culture. He said that the message preached by the Lord Buddha is relevant even today.
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