A delegation representing the government of India will arrive in the island today to discuss financial assistance to Sri Lanka.
According to diplomatic sources, a three-member delegation headed by Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs of India Vinay Kwatra will arrive in the country.
They are due to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and officials of the Ministry of Finance.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said they have requested for fresh assistance from India, despite receiving loans amounting to USD 4 billion under the Indian credit line recently.
Meanwhile, the second consignment of relief materials provided by Tamil Nadu to the people of Sri Lanka affected by the economic crisis left the Indian shores yesterday.
A ship carrying 15,000 metric tonne of essential commodities, had left the Tuticorin port to Colombo last evening.
The Tamil Nadu government has promised a total aid worth over INR 1 billion, including 40,000 tonne of rice, life-saving medicines, and 500 tonne of milk powder.
The second aid consignment includes 14,712 metric tonne of rice, 250 tonne of milk powder and medicines.