President Maithripala Sirisena left for Dhaka this morning (July 13) for a three-day State Visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
During the visit, President Sirisena will hold bilateral meetings with the Bangladesh Prime Minister and the President. He will also hold bilateral meetings with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Health Minister, Speaker as well as the Opposition Leader.
Diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were formally established in 1972.
The President will hold extensive bilateral discussions regarding the ways to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of the maritime, education, tourism, fisheries and health as well as the ways to promote investments between the two countries. During the state visit, the two countries are expected to sign several bilateral agreements in the fields of agriculture, education, training of diplomats and Immigration & Emigration.
During this State visit, the President will pay his special attention to explore the ways to further expansion of trade and investments between the two countries.
Minister Ravi Karunanayake, State Minister Mohan Lal Grero, Deputy Ministers Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Nishantha Muthuhettigama have accompanied the President.