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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Delhi today on a working visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend events of the Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain.

On arrival, Sirisena was received by Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh.

Later in the day, he scheduled to attend a dinner in the capital, hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prior to Sirisena’s arrival, External Affairs Ministry said “We are confident that this visit by Sirisena will contribute to further strengthening the close and cooperative relations between India and Sri Lanka.”

He will address the valedictory session at the ‘Vaicharick Mahakumbh’ which is being held as part of the Simhastha Mahakumbh in Ujjain on May 14, it added.

He will also visit Sanchi where he will see the world famous Sanchi Stupa and attend a function by the Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka to unveil a statute of Angarika Dharmapala.