President Maithripala Sirisena extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he arrived at the President's House in Colombo, on May 11. He also hosted a dinner in honor of the Indian Prime Minister. He is in Sri Lanka to participate at the inauguration ceremony of the International Vesak Festival as the Chief Guest.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan, Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Wigneswaran, Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Ravi Karunanayake and Nimal Siripala de Silva, , State Minister A.H.M. Fowzie and others participated in the event.