Sri Lankan President Sirisena arrives in Dhaka

MNA National Desk: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Dhaka on Thursday on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

A flight of Sri Lankan Airlines carrying President Sirisena landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 11:30am.

President Abdul Hamid received his Sri Lankan counterpart at the airport. The Sri Lankan President was accorded a guard of honour and warm reception at the airport.

This is Sirisena’s first official visit to Bangladesh since he was elected Sri Lankan President in 2015.

State Minister for Foreign affairs Shahriar Alam on Wednesday (July 12) said the two countries will sign 10 contracts during this visit and also a proposal to sign a free trade agreement with Sri Lanka will be offered that has not been done with any country.

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