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Rajapaksa leaves Dhaka for Colombo

  • Published at 10:52 pm March 20th, 2021
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Dr AK Abdul Momen
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen sees the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday, March 20, 2021 PID

The Sri Lankan prime minister met with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid during the two-day visit

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

A special flight of Sri Lankan Airlines with the Sri Lankan premier and his entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 6pm.

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


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

Rajapaksa is the second South Asian leader, after the Maldivian president, to attend the celebrations for 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 arrive on March 24.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to arrive on March 26 and depart on March 27.

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