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EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan finance minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sushma Swaraj today Sri Lankan Minister Mangala and discussed issues of development cooperation between the two countries.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj with Mr Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Leaders discussed bilateral issues of developmental cooperation," tweeted.

is one of the major recipients of development credit given by India, with total commitment of around USD 2.63 billion, including USD 458 million as grants.

Under a line of credit of USD 167.4 million, the tsunami-damaged Colombo-Matara rail link has been repaired and upgraded.

Another line of credit of USD 800 million for track laying and supply of rolling stock to support construction of railway lines in northern is already operational.

In October 2014, the Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system was inaugurated thereby reconnecting Jaffna to by rail.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:40 IST