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* South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Sri Lanka as a Special Envoy of the President
Mon, Jul 7, 2014, 09:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 07, Colombo: The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has on Monday, 07 July 2014, arrived in Sri Lanka for an official visit scheduled for 7-8 July 2014 in his capacity as Special Envoy of the South African President Jacob Zuma, the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said.

The Deputy President's visit to Sri Lanka follows two earlier visits to South Africa by senior delegations from both the Sri Lankan Government and the major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in February and April 2014 respectively. Both delegations also met Deputy President Ramaphosa in Johannesburg and invited him to visit Sri Lanka.

During the visit to Sri Lanka Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindia Mfeketo.

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