July 07, Colombo: South African President Jacob Zuma's special envoy to Sri Lanka, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this (July 7) evening.
Ramaphosa arrived in Colombo today on a two-day official visit to meet Sri Lankan government, and opposition officials and discuss Sri Lanka's reconciliation process and a permanent solution to the national issue.
Ramaphosa, who has been appointed as South African President Jacob Zuma's Special Envoy to help consolidate peace in Sri Lanka said yesterday before his departure to Sri Lankan that South Africa will try to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform and ensure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where the people will enjoy human rights
During the visit Ramaphosa is scheduled to hold talks with government ministers and members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). He is also expected to visit the war-torn areas in the North.
Mr. Ramaphosa is accompanied by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindia Mfeketo.
(Photos by Sudath Silva)