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 on a state visit to Sri Lanka
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 12:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai will arrive in Colombo today on a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka.

Karzai will lead a high level delegation to Sri Lanka from 5th to 7th March 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Afghan President was scheduled to visit last month but the visit was postponed due to the recent attack on Afghan troops in Kunar Province.

A ceremonial welcome will be accorded to the visiting dignitary at the Presidential Secretariat on 6th March 2014, followed by bilateral talks between the two leaders, the External Affairs Ministry said.

Three Memoranda of Understanding between the two countries for cooperation in training of Afghan nurses in Sri Lanka, Education and Sports are due to be signed during the visit.

This will be the first-ever State visit to Sri Lanka by the President of Afghanistan.

President Karzai will be accompanied by Foreign Minister, Zarar Ahmad Usmani, Deputy National Security Advisor, Dr. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, Presidential Advisor, Yahya Marufi, Higher Education Minister, Obaidullah Obaid and Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Amena Afzali and Public Health Minister, Dr. Suraya Dalil.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Russian Navy training ship 'Perekop' arrives in Sri Lanka's Colombo port
-- [39 minutes ago]
Prime Minister commissions 2nd AOPV of Sri Lanka Navy
-- [1 hour and 52 minutes ago]
ADB receives $12.6 million grant from We-Fi to promote Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 opens at Buckingham Palace
Sri Lanka to give leadership for mangrove conservation in Commonwealth countries
Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded
Petroleum Minister says the government should decide raising fuel prices
Special committee appointed to compensate vehicles damaged due to garbage dump collapse in Meethotamulla
Iranian Speaker urges to boost industrial ties between Iran and Sri Lanka
FAO recognizes Sri Lanka's Ellanga Gammana agrarian system as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

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.