National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on 28th November met with the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and had a “productive” discussion with him on the ways to diversify and deepen the bilateral relationship among the two countries. Doval arrived here on Friday for a trilateral maritime dialogue between India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. He took part in the dialogues which were held after six years, along with Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Major Gen (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne and Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi on November 28th. The NSA also called on Prime Minister and elder brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Mahinda Rajapaksa, and conveyed greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mahinda Rajapaksa asked the senior Indian official for continued assistance to their island nation in its bilateral help.