China’s Highest Military Delegation to Ever Visit Sri Lanka Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Air Chief Marshal Xu Qiliang called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening at Temple Trees. The purpose of his visit, Mr. Xu said, is to further enhance the “strategic mutual trust” between China and Sri Lanka and to elevate “relations between the two countries and the armed forces to a new level.”
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed shock and sadness over the coal mine disaster in Soma, Turkey, about 150 miles south of Istanbul, last Tuesday (13th May 2014), which has up to now claimed the lives of over 280 miners and left several others injured.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday evening opened the annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Zone 2014 at the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo with the participation of the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to South African President Jacob Zuma with a congratulatory message on the “resounding victory secured by the African National Congress (ANC)” at the recently-concluded general elections.