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Sirisena and Modi hold discussions in Nepal

The Sri Lankan president, Maithripala Sirisena and the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi held discussions on the sidelines of a summit currently taking place in Nepal. 

Mr Modi reportedly stated his appreciation of the commitment made by Mr Sirisena towards reconciliation and sustainable peace whilst ensuring democracy and freedom in Sri Lanka. 

Both leaders are participating at the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Kathmandu. 

Chairmanship of BIMSTEC will be transferred to Sri Lanka by the current chair, Nepal, at the end of the summit