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 cancels Pakistan visit amid unrest in Islamabad
Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 09:01 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 21, Islamabad: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan that was scheduled for later this week due to the political unrest in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad, Pakistani Foreign Office has said.

During the Sri Lankan President's visit to Islamabad which was scheduled for August 22, the President was to meet the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain and Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

President Rajapaksa was to accompany a delegation of 20 government officials and a30-member private sector business delegation to Islamabad.

A Joint Press Statement issued on the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Foreign Secretary-level talks held on August 06 in Islamabad said during President Rajapaksa's visit the leaders of the two countries will take stock of the bilateral relations and identify potential areas for cooperation to the mutual benefit of the countries and its people.

During the President's visit several MoUs including a proposed agreement on cooperation in the field of Disaster Management were also to be signed in addition to the bilateral talks with Pakistani political and military officials.

Tens of thousands of people protesting in Pakistani capital demanding the government step down have wreaked havoc in the city.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
World Bank praises Sri Lanka's Health service
-- [38 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to take strict legal actions against poaching foreign fishing vessels
-- [54 minutes ago]
Special island wide police operation makes over 2500 arrests
-- [1 hour and 24 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President, PM condole sudden demise of UN representative Una McCauley
-- [1 hour and 59 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka army chief says defense advisor recalled from UK for his own safety
-- [2 hours ago]
USNS Mercy leaves San Diego bound for Indo-Pacific on Pacific Partnership mission
-- [9 hours ago]
UN Human Rights Chief urges UNHRC to play a critical role to encourage reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's UN mission in New York celebrates 70 Years of Independence with "Facets of Sri Lanka"
Three Indian nationals smuggling gold arrested at Sri Lanka's Colombo airport
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf reopens its newly refurbished store at Colombo Airport

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.