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* Bahrain's Prime Minister hosts luncheon in honor of Sri Lankan President
Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 02:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 29, Manama: Bahrain's Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa hosted a luncheon in honor of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manama.

Prior to the luncheon, the two leaders met briefly along with the respective delegations and held discussions focused on improving already friendly relations.

The high-level visits between both countries have recently enhanced ties between the two nations. The Prime Minister visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of President Rajapaksa in 2009. It was the first high-level visit to Sri Lanka from Bahrain in 33 years.

Sri Lankan President's visit is the first ever visit from a Sri Lankan head of the state and the visit is expected to further cement cooperation and collaboration between the two nations that share a long history of cordial relations, even before formal bilateral ties were established in 1992.

The President today also visited King Fahd Causeway, accompanied by Bahrain's Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Dr. Juma'a bin Ahmed Al-Kaabi.

President Rajapaksa watched a documentary film which highlighted the multi-phased construction of the strategic artery bonding Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and emphasized its pivotal role in boosting the economic momentum and enhancing the volume of trade exchanges.

President Rajapaksa was also briefed on the traffic flow before touring different causeway facilities, hailing the landmark infrastructure monument.

Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiyutheen, Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Dilan Perera, Deputy Minister of Labor and Labor Relations, Sarath Weerasekara ,Western Provincial Councilor, Nowzer Fowzie and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, and Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Bahrain Anura Rajakaruna were present for the awarding along with members from the business delegation.

A number of Bahraini ministers accompanied the Prime Minister at the luncheon.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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