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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left for Brazil after concluding his two day official visit to Cuba, President Rajapaksa ratified his country´s support during a meeting on Monday at the Cuban Friendship Institute. He said his country has maintained a firm position in support of the Cuban people.
News from Havana reveals that the Sri Lankan head of state describing his visit to Cuba said that his recent meeting with President Raul Castro was very fruitful. He also stressed the opportunity he had of learning about the updating of the Cuban economic model.
Rajapaksa expressed his satisfaction for the encounter at the Friendship Institute, which was attended by relatives of the five Cuban heroes held in the United States since 1998.
The Sri Lankan president concluded his official visit to Cuba on Tuesday and headed for Rio de Janeiro to participate at the Rio plus 20 UN Sustainable Development Conference.
Traditional and fraternal relations between Sri Lanka and Cuba are marked by bilateral efforts to develop relations in several fields, such as healthcare, education, culture and sports.