Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said yesterday that Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will visit Sri Lanka soon.
Responding to a question by the Daily News during a media briefing here in connection with the 14th SAARC summit as to why an Indian Prime Minister had not undertaken a state visit to Sri Lanka since 1987 (twenty years) the Foreign Secretary Menon, one time India`s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka said `Certainly we are looking at it. It will happen soon`.
Last Thursday, the Daily News also asked Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee why an Indian Prime Minister had not made a State visit to Sri Lanka for nearly twenty years, Foreign Minister Mukherjee responded` I have noted it. I will take it up with the Prime Minister`.
Late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was the last Indian Prime Minister to make a State visit to Sri Lanka, in July 1987 to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord.