Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Kenya today on a four-day official visit after attending the services for the late South African President Nelson Mandela.
The President, who participated in the State Memorial Service for the late South African President that took place at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg Tuesday (10), will go to Pretoria today (11) to pay homage to President Mandela's remains that are lying in state at the Union Buildings.
From Pretoria, President Rajapaksa will leave for Nairobi Wednesday.
During his visit to Nairobi, the President is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He will also attend a round table conference with the officials of the UN environmental programme and the UN habitat programme and participate in a business forum in Nairobi.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G L Peiris, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation Geethanjana Gunawardena, Chief Minister of the Uva Province Sashendra Rajapaksa, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs, Sajin De Vas Gunawardena and Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga will accompany the President.