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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

President Maithripala Sirisena left for New Delhi

Colombo, 15 February, (

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena left the island this (15) afternoon on a three-day state visit to India on the invitation of Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. The President travelled on a regular scheduled commercial fight, UL-195 to New Delhi.

During his stay in India, President Sirisena is expected meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Modi. The President is also scheduled to meet several political leaders and other dignitaries.

This is the first overseas visit by President Sirisena after assumption of office last month. Path to his visit was paved during the early discussions between Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who visited New Delhi on January 18 as his first outside visit after assuming the post.

In accordance with the usual practice for state visits, the Sri Lankan President will be given a ceremonial welcome by the Indian President at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He will have meetings with Indian President, Prime Ministera and several other political leaders and will be hosted for a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Sirisena is also expected to undertake visits to places of religious importance..

Minister of External Affairs Mr. Mangala Samaraaweera (will join in New Delhi), Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Patalie Champika Ranawaka, D.M. Swaminathan, Governor of Easter Province Mr. Austin Fernando, Secretary to the President Mr. P.B. Abeykoon are also accompanying the President during this visit.

- Asian Tribune -

President  Maithripala Sirisena left  for New Delhi
President  Maithripala Sirisena left  for New Delhi
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