प्रधानमंत्री मोदी कुछ समय पहले 2 देशों के दौरे के दूसरे चरण की शुरुआत करते हुए श्रीलंका के कोलंबो पहुंचे। कोलंबो पहुंचने पर पीएम मोदी का श्रीलंका के प्रधानमंत्री रानिल विक्रमसिंघे ने गर्मजोशी से स्वागत किया। प्रधानमंत्री अपनी यात्रा के दौरान कई कार्यक्रमों में शिरकत करेंगे। वह श्रीलंका के राष्ट्रपति मैत्रीपाला सिरिसेना के साथ भी बातचीत करेंगे।
Former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda praised the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the making of the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat. He also recalled that Ahmedabad airport was renamed as Sardar Vallabhai Patel International airport and Sardar Vallabhai Patel memorial was built in his home town in Nadiad, Gujarat in the past. These have been brought to a logical end by the construction of world’s tallest statue for the Iron Man of India. He also added that it had been made more attractive and indigenous and that is why people across the globe are visiting these places and enjoying the beauty of both the ‘Statue of Unity’ as well as ‘Sardar Sarovar Dam’. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness after former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowda visited the Statue of Unity.