Want to take ties with India to high levels: Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa seeks to take Sri Lanka-India relationship to 'very high level'

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (L) shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential House in New Delhi on November 29, 2019. (AFP Photo)

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday said he would strive to take his country's relationship with India to a "very high level".

He also said both India and Sri Lanka need to work together on issues related to security and overall welfare of the people of the two countries.

Rajapaksa was speaking to reporters after a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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