|Nirupama on farewell visit
India’s outgoing Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao
arrived in the country last Friday on a personal
visit, government officials said.
It was reported that she had met with President
Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday morning for breakfast at
Temple Trees. Deputy Foreign Minister Neomal Perera
told The Nation that the visit was on a personal
level and no official matters were discussed. Indian
media reports however stated that this was a
secretive visit adding that there were no
announcements from the country’s External Affairs
Ministry prior to the visit.
According to reports, Rao was invited by Rajapaksa
for a farewell visit. It was also reported that she
arrived with two officials of the Indian External