Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday that he had not decided on seeking another term in an election that is due by year-end.
“I am not in a hurry to decide whether to stand,” Sirisena told a news conference in New Delhi, a day after attending Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.
Sirisena has faced criticism over his leadership after a string of deadly suicide bombings killed more than 250 people in the island nation on April 21.
Indian Prime Minister Modi yesterday held a bilateral meeting with President Sirisena.
In the first of a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders, Modi and Sirisena discussed issues of interest of the two countries at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
“Hitting the ground running! In the first of a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders lined up today, PM @narendramodi had a warm meeting with the President of #SriLanka @MaithripalaS at Hyderabad House. Discussed bilateral issues of interest,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
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