Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves Dhaka for home



Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa left Dhaka for home on Saturday (March 20) afternoon.

Earlier, he went Bangabhaban to meet President Md Abdul Hamid.

The President welcomed the Sri Lankan Prime Minister at Bangabhaban.

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister went to the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Bangabhaban directly. He then left Dhaka by a flight of Sri Lankan Airways.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi were present at the airport.

The Sri Lankan premier arrived in Dhaka on Friday morning on a two-day official visit, the second of the world leaders to attend the celebrations of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence.

A VVIP flight of Sri Lankan Airlines, carrying the Sri Lankan premier along with his wife and other entourage, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:45am on Friday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcomed him at the VVIP tarmac of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka by presenting him with a bouquet.

Earlier in the day, Bangladesh and the Sri Lanka signed six Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to boost cooperation between the two countries in different areas including youth development, health worker training, vocational education, agro research and cultural exchange.

The MoUs are signed at the Prime Minister’s Office in the capital in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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