Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a five-day state visit to New Delhi, India attended the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa meets PM Modi. ANI

The Sri Lankan PM also held talks with External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar, arriving on Friday on his five-day visit to India.

During his first overseas visit since his brother Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected President in November last year, Rajapaksa will hold talks on a number of key areas including trade, defence and maritime security cooperation.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister will also have meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind later today.

PM Rajapaksa

The Sri Lankan PM took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "I will be in Delhi on a state visit, meeting my good friend PM Modi, the President, the External Affairs Minister & other govt officials. Looking forward to building new avenues of cooperation with this visit & strengthening the already existing ties between our nations."