Indian NSA Doval to meet President today

India’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is to meet with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this afternoon, The Sunday Morning learns.

Rajapaksa and Doval are scheduled to have a one-to-one lunch meetings this afternoon, informed sources told The Sunday Morning.

Although details of the meeting were not immediately known due to the high level of confidentiality attached to it, government sources said that national as well as regional security would be among the topics discussed between Rajapaksa and Doval.

This is the second visit of an Indian envoy since Rajapaksa assumed office of the President last November.

Indo-Lanka relations are currently on a growth trajectory with Rajapaksa making India his first official visit after assuming office and Indian government officials being the first international community to congratulate Rajapaksa upon his electoral victory.