Your Excellency, President Ranil Wickremesinghe,
Delegates from both countries,
All media friends,
Hello!
Ayubowan!
Vanakkam!

I warmly welcome President Wickremesinghe and his delegation to India.Today, President Wickremesinghe is completing one year in office. On this occasion, on behalf of all of us, I convey my heartiest greetings to him.The past one year has been full of challenges for the people of Sri Lanka.As a close friend, like always, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Sri Lanka in this hour of crisis.And I heartily congratulate the people of Sri Lanka for the courage with which they faced these challenging circumstances.

Friends,

Our ties are as ancient and extensive as our civilisations.Sri Lanka has an important place in both, India's "Neighbourhood First" policy and "SAGAR" vision.Today we shared our views on bilateral, regional and international issues.We believe that the security interests and development of India and Sri Lanka are intertwined.And therefore, it is essential that we work together keeping in mind each other's safety and sensitivities.

Friends,

Today we have adopted a vision document for our Economic Partnership.This vision is to strengthen the Maritime, Air, Energy and people-to-people connectivity between the people of both the countries.The vision is to accelerate mutual cooperation in tourism, power, trade, higher education and skill development.This is the vision - of India's long-term commitment towards Sri Lanka.

Friends,

We have decided that talks on the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement will be started soon.This will open new possibilities of trade and economic cooperation for both the countries.

We agreed to enhance air connectivity between India and Sri Lanka.To increase business and the movement of people, it has also been decided to start Passenger Ferry Services between Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and KankeSanthurai in Sri Lanka.

We have decided that the work of connecting the electricity grids between the two countries will be expedited.Feasibility study will be done for petroleum pipeline between India and Sri Lanka.Apart from this, it was also decided to check the feasibility of a land bridge.Fintech connectivity will also increase with the agreement signed today to launch UPI in Sri Lanka.

Friends,

Today we also discussed the issues related to the livelihood of fishermen.We agree that we should proceed with a humane approach in this matter.We also talked about reconstruction and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.President Wickremesinghe told me about his inclusive approach.

We hope that the Government of Sri Lanka will fulfill the aspirations of the Tamils.Will drive the process of rebuilding for equality, justice and peace.Will fulfill its commitment to implement the Thirteenth Amendment and conduct the Provincial Council Elections.And will ensure a life of respect and dignity for the Tamil community of Sri Lanka.

Friends,

This year holds special significance for our bilateral relations.We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of our diplomatic relations.Also, the Tamil community of Indian origin is completing 200 years of their arrival in Sri Lanka.I am happy to say, that on this occasion, various projects worth Rs 75 crore will be implemented for Indian origin Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka.In addition, India will also contribute to the development programs in the northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka.

Excellency,

A stable, secure and prosperous Sri Lanka is not only in India's interest, but in the interest of the entire Indian Ocean region.I assure once again, that the people of India are with the people of Sri Lanka in this hour of struggle.

Thank you very much.

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Praising cricketer Mohammed Shami, PM Modi said, "Amroha is the place that has given us India's Top performer in the Cricket World Cup, Mohammed Shami." He added that Mohammed Shami has also received the Arjuna Award. He said that for the same there is also going to be a stadium built for the youth of Amroha.

Speaking on the constant state of underdevelopment facilitated by the I.N.D.I alliance, PM Modi said, "Where BJP possesses the vision to make India and it's villages developed the I.N.D.I alliance aims to keep the villages underdeveloped." He added, "Despite being close to Delhi NCR, Amroha and its garment industry couldn't derive the benefits for several decades." He added that today UP possesses modern airports facilitating robust connectivity.

Lamenting previous governments of betraying the trust of SC-ST-OBC, PM Modi said, "Previous governments have only betrayed the trust of SC-ST-OBC." He added, "In the last decade we have fulfilled the dream and vision of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Jyotiba Phule & Chaudhary Charan Singh in enabling last-mile reach of developmental benefits to all." He added, "Our government enforced the ban of 'Triple Talaq' truly empowering our Muslim Sisters."

Elaborating on how Congress-SP-BSP have ignored the Kisan of Amroha, PM Modi said, "Congress-SP-BSP have ignored the Kisan of Amroha." He added that through various initiatives like PM-KISAN and a record rise in MSPs we have pioneered the prosperity and empowerment of all farmers, especially the sugarcane farmers through 'Sugar Mills'. He added that today UP has easy access to Urea and there is 'Mango Pack House' to enable the processing of local mangoes.

Highlighting the I.N.D.I alliance's tendency on seeking votes on 'Corruption, Appeasement & Dyansty', PM Modi said, I.N.D.I alliance seeks Votes on 'Corruption, Appeasement & Dyansty'. He added, "I.N.D.I alliance only attacks 'Sanatana' and were also against the Pran-Pratishtha of Shri Ram. He said, "The politics of I.N.D.I alliance even made them go against the Tigri Mela of Amroha." He also said that when I prayed in Dwarka below the sea, Congress' Yuvraj said that there is nothing worth praying for under the sea and such is their tendency of insulting 'Sanatana'.

Speaking on the politics of appeasement, PM Modi said, "Politics of appeasement has always engulfed 'Western UP' in riots." He added, "People will not forget the 'Gunda Raj' before the advent of the BJP government in UP. He added, "The BJP government in UP has enabled the robust protection of our Mothers-Daughters-Sisters of UP."

In conclusion, PM Modi said that 26th April is the day of importance and an opportunity to discard the the bad policies of I.N.D.I alliance and to vote for the bright future of India. PM Modi thanked Amroha for the large turnout and sought their support and blessings for the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.