Kathmandu, Jan 10: Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal, WS Perera paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister, Bimalendra Nidhi, on Tuesday.
During the meeting held at the Home Ministry, they discussed matters related to relations between the two countries and mutual interest, according to the Private Secretariat of the Home Minister.
On the occasion, Sri Lankan Ambassador Perera said that the Sri Lankan President will visit Nepal in near future on the occasion of 60th anniversary of establishment of Nepal-Sri Lanka friendship, going to be celebrated next year.
He also shared that the Sri Lankan government would carry out reconstruction of Anandakuti Monastery and Rato Machhindranath Temple, damaged by Gorkha earthquake.
Urging Ambassador Perera for necessary coordination from the Embassy to increase the number of Sri Lankan tourists visiting Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Deputy Prime Minister Nidhi said that the relations at the peoples level has become stronger due to such visits.
The DPM also urged for partnership of Sri Lanka in development of Nepal, saying an environment conducive for investment has been created after constitution promulgation. He thanked Ambassador Perera for the support provided by Sri Lanka in different sectors including post earthquake reconstruction. RSS