The Ministry of External Affairs said that Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris had extended an invitation to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit Sri Lanka in his meeting with her, which covered substantive issues concerning both India and Sri Lanka.
Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that the discussions covered all substantive issues that India and Sri Lanka are engaged on
Both ministers discussed the issue pertaining to fishermen and felt that their needs to be a long term solution to this.
During the course of the meeting, Swaraj also thanked Prof. G. L. Peiris and the Sri Lankan President for adopting a fast tracked approach towards repatriation of Indian fishermen who were taken into custody by Sri Lanka.
He said that the Sri Lanka Foreign minister had met Andhra Chief Minister yesterday regarding investment from Sri Lanka to India.