New Delhi: India's Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will Thursday meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to review the progress of various developmental projects supported by India in the island nation.
Ramesh will also meet Sri Lanka Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris and Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, informed sources said.
India plans to invest about $1 billion in various development projects in the island nation.
India's rural development minister is also expected to review the rehabilitation of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Ramesh will address a seminar on poverty alleviation organised jointly by Sri Lanka's Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute for International Studies and the Research and New Delhi's Information System for Developing Countries.
Later, he will also deliver a public lecture at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) in Colombo on the "Changing Role of India in South Asia."