Category: State visits

President arrives in Berlin

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Tegel Airport in Berlin early hours of this morning (February 16). Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protcol of the German Government and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, including the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilake Amunugama welcomed President Sirisena and Madam Jayanthi Sirisena on arrival…

Germany awaits President Maithripala Sirisena

President will arrive in Berlin at 7 pm European time by Harindra Dassanayake in Berlin President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in Berlin at 7 pm European time (00.30 SL time) on a 3-day state visit to Germany. His delegation includes Ministers including the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Minister of Development Strategies and International…

President left for Germany

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany today (15) for a three day official visit at the invitation of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. After concluding this tour the President will leave for Austria for a two day official visit. During his visit to Germany the President also expected to obtain many economic and developmental benefits…

President visits St Peter’s Basilica

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Vatican on a special invitation of Pope Francis visited St Peter’s Basilica Church today (Dec. 15). St. Peter’s Basilica  is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. It is famous as a place of pilgrimage and for its liturgical functions. The…

President meets with Pope Francis

President Maithripala Sirisena called on His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican today (14). Pope Francis expressed his happiness over the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him when he visited Sri Lanka last January and said that Sri Lanka is a beautiful island nation with friendly people. His Holiness commended the initiatives taken by…

Holy Alliance: President Sirisena to take his rapport with Pope Francis to higher level

by Sugeeswara Senadhira His Holiness Pope Francis will give audience to President Maithripala Sirisena today (December 14) at the Vatican. This is the second meeting between these two – one, a spiritual leader of Catholic masses spread in five continents and the second, a leader of a small island-nation in the Indian ocean. Pope Francis…

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