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PM Modi inaugurates multi-specialty hospital in Sri Lanka

India TV News Desk New Delhi 12 May 2017, 14:10:33 IST
India TV News Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated a  multi-specialty hospital built with Indian aid in Sri Lanka.

The hospital is located at Dickoya in the central Sri Lankan hill district of Nuwara Eliya. 

"Health & wellbeing of people of Sri Lanka - a shared priority. PM @narendramodi inaugurates Dickoya Glengairan Hospital in Central Province," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted. 

The area where the hospital is located is home to a large number of Indian-origin Tamil tea planta .. 

Later in the day, the Indian Prime Minister will also pray at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy in central Sri Lanka. The golden-roofed Kandy temple houses Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic -- a tooth of Lord Buddha. 

In Pallekelle, Modi will unveil a plaque commemorating the foundation laying of the Faculty of Kandyan Dance at the Sri Lankan International Buddhist Academy that will be constructed with India's grant assistance. 

Modi arrived in Colombo on Thursday on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka at the invitation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. 


This is his second visit to the Indian Ocean island nation as Prime Minister after his visit in March 2015. 

(With IANS inputs)