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* President meets with Sri Lankan Community in Bahrain
Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 08:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 30, Manama: President Mahinda Rajapaksa met with members of the Sri Lankan community living in Bahrain at a reception held in the Ritz-Carlton Tuesday (April 29) evening.

"Even though it took time, we are happy we were able to establish diplomatic ties with Bahrain," President Rajapaksa said when he took the opportunity to speak briefly to those who had gathered at the event organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy.

He added that because of the opening of the Embassy, “the cooperation between the two countries has increased,” and the Government has been able to better serve the Sri Lankans living in this Middle Eastern country.

The President told the audience about the high regard that the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa held the Sri Lankan community in Bahrain and the positive comments he made during the bilateral discussions about the contribution of Sri Lankans in Bahrain to his country’s economy as well.

While encouraging each person to positively represent Sri Lanka, the President also requested the Sri Lankan community in Bahrain not to fall prey to misinformation. He said the portrayal that there is religious tension in Sri Lanka, that some are trying to create, is inaccurate.

He reassured the audience that he would not allow any room for any type of religious conflict in Sri Lanka to rise.

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, Provincial Council Member Nauzer Fowzie, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Bahrain Anura Rajakaruna were present at the event.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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