17th September 2009, firstlanka.com
India and Sri Lanka are expected to sign a new economic agreement next year covering both goods and services, Minister of Investment Promotion Navin Dissanayake said.
He pointed out that, discussions are expected to iron out differences, paving the way for the signing of an expanded Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement before 2011.
Bilateral trade volume between the countries went up 3.2 billion US dollars last year, he added.
Sri Lanka and India have close trade and bilateral over decades.