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Modi plants sapling at President's Secretariat in Colombo

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Narendra Modi, the first foreign to visit after the terror attacks, planted a sapling at the President's Secretariat here on Sunday.

He was welcomed by Sri Lankan on his arrival at the Secretariat and accorded a of honour.

Showing India's solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka, he had earlier visited the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade, which was one of the eight sites targeted by terrorists on April 21. At least 250 people lost their lives in the devastating attacks, while hundreds were wounded.

Modi is on the second leg of his two-day visit to the and Sri Lanka, the first overseas bilateral engagement by him after being sworn-in as the for the second consecutive term.

He is now slated to hold a working lunch with the of Sri Lanka, after which he would be meeting with Sri Lankan of Opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and a delegation.

Sri Lankan had received Modi at the in Colombo upon his arrival on Sunday.

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 13:44 IST