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::

* Sri Lankan President leaves for the Middle East on a state visit
Sat, Jan 4, 2014, 11:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa left the island this morning for a state visit in the Middle East, the Presidential Spokesman and International Media Unit said.

President Rajapaksa will visit Jordan, Palestine and Israel during his official trip.

The first stop for the President will be the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where he will meet with the King of Jordan King Abdulla II Ibn Al Hussein.

President Rajapaksa will then travel to Palestine for a two-day state visit. There, the President will hold bilateral discussions with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. While in Palestine, President Rajapaksa is also expected to lay a wreath at the mausoleum of former President Yasser Arafat, meet with members of the Sri Lanka Palestine Friendship Association and visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

In his two-day state visit to Israel, President Rajapaksa is expected to hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Shimon Peres.

The Sri Lankan delegation is expected to hold discussions with the representatives of each country on strengthening bilateral relations in the agriculture, tourism, trade and employment sectors.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's Tamil party expresses lack of faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official
-- [3 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's domestic probe into allegations over war expected to go beyond September
-- [24 minutes ago]
Significant challenges to press freedom still remain in Sri Lanka - international media mission
-- [35 minutes ago]
Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka protest Missing Persons Commission's hearings
Sri Lanka sending high-level delegation to Maldives to express concern over political crisis
Sri Lanka stock exchange to set up a Central Counterparty Clearing system
Sri Lanka, China committed to strengthen 'all weather friendship'
Sri Lankan PM orders to remove high-maintenance foliage wall from official residence
Top UN official visiting Sri Lanka holds discussions with President
Sri Lanka Freedom Party central committee to decide on constitutional reforms in a week

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.