The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa will reportedly discuss important bilateral matters and South Asian relationship during India visit, according to Indian media.
The talks will include Maldives among its discussion topics, and the bilateral ties of the island nation between the two South Asian neighbors.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister will be flying to India on 07 February 2020, Friday and his visit is expected to last until 11 February.
During his visit, Prime Minister Rajapaksa will reportedly discuss the India-Sri Lanka-Maldives Non-State Act (NSA) with his Indian counterpart.
The NSA is a non-partisan international body working towards the collective growth and betterment of its member nations.
The talks comes at the pinnacle of Chinese interest growing faster across the Indian Ocean. The Asian giant is rumored to be expanding their military presence across the region where the NSA tri-state is situated.
Some international relations experts also suggest the Indian Ocean is a valuable logistical venue for the Chinese in their efforts for military hegemony across the region.
The talks between the dignitaries of India and Sri Lanka, will reportedly place strong focus on averting such a scenario should such a news hold validity.
India reports the NSA level talks have been stalled for years since the Maldivian political condition had been dull for the past five years, almost on the spectrum of instability.
However, the political conflicts and unrest have transitioned into a smoother state governance since the inception of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's administration.
The incumbent President, and his administration re-established and strengthened the previously strained bilateral ties with India, during the regime of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
The neighboring nations have come to believe the time is ripe to reinstate the NSA discussions between the three countries once again.