Government Policy

Rajapaksa leaves for Colombo ending two-day visit

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa left here this evening after wrapping up his two-day official visit to attend the celebrations of the Bangladesh’s golden jubilee of independence and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

A special flight of the Sri Lankan Airlines on boarding the Sri Lankan premier along with his entourage members, took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HISA) at 6pm.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen saw the Sri Lankan Prime Minister off at the airport.

During his visit, he also had bilateral talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and meeting with President Md Abdul Hamid.

Rajapakse is the second South Asian leaders after Maldivian president to attend the celebrations of the golden jubilee of country’s independence and the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.

To join the 10-day celebration, Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari will arrive in Dhaka on a two-day tour on March 22 and Bhutanese premier Lotay Tshering is scheduled to be here on March 24 and 25.

Besides, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on March 26 and depart Dhaka on March 27.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)