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
Indian Tamil party leader to bring resolution against Sri Lanka's domestic probe
-- [1 hour and 31 minutes ago]
JVP nominates Bimal Rathnayake to replace resigned national list MP
-- [1 hour and 57 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Tourism focuses on attracting China's religious tourists
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank receives $1.1 billion from India's RBI currency swap
Sri Lanka armed forces annual joint field exercise Cormorant Strike kicks off
India to work closely with new government in Sri Lanka to take the relationship to new heights
Government to establish a National Agricultural Authority to purchase paddy - PM
President to initiate clean drinking water project for Sri Lanka's kidney disease prevalent areas
Marxist party leader Chief Opposition Whip of Sri Lanka Parliament
Sri Lanka parliament approves proposal to increase number of ministers

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.