Sri Lanka's new foreign minister has arrived in the Indian capital, New Delhi, to discuss his country's fragile peace process.
It is Anura Bandaranaike's first official visit abroad since he assumed his post earlier this week following the August 12th assassination of his predecessor Lakshman Kadirgamar.
The killing, which the government blames on Tamil Tigers rebels, has intensified fears that the almost three-year-old cease-fire in Sri Lanka might collapse.
Mr. Bandaranaike is scheduled to meet Friday with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh, and ruling Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi. The new foreign minister is the younger brother of Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga.