Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Afghan President postpones his visit to Sri Lanka over troops' deaths
Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 07:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 23, Colombo: President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai who was expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday has postponed his scheduled three-day official visit due to the recent attack on Afghan troops in Kunar Province.

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said in a statement today that President Karzai's State visit from 23rd to 25th February 2014 has been postponed due to an unforeseen security situation that has arisen in the Kunar province, requiring his presence in Afghanistan at this time.

According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense, last night's attack on two Afghan National Army posts on Ghaziabad highway in Kunar province killed 19 soldiers while 6 others have gone missing.

President Karzai condemned the terrorist attack in the strongest possible terms and praised the brave soldiers who lost their lives defending and protecting their country's national honors.

"Deeply saddened by the tragedy, President Karzai has postponed his official trip planned to take place today to Sri Lanka," the President's office said in a statement.

During his visit to Sri Lanka, President Karzai was expected to declare open an Afghan embassy in Colombo.

The External Affairs Ministry said the Government of Afghanistan has indicated that the visit will be re-scheduled to a mutually convenient date in the near future.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President vows to take strict action against lawbreakers, not to permit religious discord
-- [1 hour and 12 minutes ago]
Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan visits Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 55 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber conducts workshop on media Strategies for corporate sector
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to conduct tsunami drill today
-- [3 hours ago]
Japan offers higher education scholarships to Sri Lankan students
-- [3 hours ago]
Australia says co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent people smuggling is a success
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka appoints Malinga as captain of T20 Team until March 2015
-- [6 hours ago]
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist organization surrounds government ministry
Sri Lanka's TNA seeks Tamils' right to self-determination at Chavakachcheri May Day rally
Sri Lanka's main opposition plans protest against casino legislation

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.