Prior to leaving on a two-day visit to India on 21 July, president Ranil Wickremesinghe is to favourably consider several requests by the Tamil polity in the north and the hill-country, said Presidential Secretariat sources.
Issues of the missing, political prisoners and lands in the north as well as lands, housing and education of estate Tamils will receive priority attention, said the sources.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra is expected in the island within days to make arrangements for Wickremesinghe's visit to New Delhi.
This visit will mark the president’s first official trip to India since assuming office last year.
Notable individuals accompanying him on the visit include ministers Douglas Devananda, Kanchana Wijesekera, Ali Sabry and national security advisor Sagala Ratnayaka.
During the visit, President Wickremesinghe is expected to engage in bilateral discussions with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.