President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with other heads of state and heads of delegation currently in China for the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), arrived at the Welcome Banquet hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan. The banquet took place at the Shanghai International Conference Center Tuesday evening.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Shanghai, China, this morning, beginning a visit during which he will attend the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday (19) morning, felicitated the students who participated and won medals for Sri Lanka in the Intel ISEF 2014 Grand Award (#IntelISEF). This year the ISEF was held in Los Angeles, California, USA from May 11-16.
Let us determine to live in our Motherland without betraying the freedom won by our war heroes with sacrifices of their eyes, heads, flesh and blood as well as their lives. Remember, they departed to save an undivided nation. They bid farewell to their lives to build a nation where people will live together, said Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
China’s Highest Military Delegation to Ever Visit Sri Lanka Calls on President Rajapaksa
The Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission Air Chief Marshal Xu Qiliang called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening at Temple Trees. The purpose of his visit, Mr. Xu said, is to further enhance the “strategic mutual trust” between China and Sri Lanka and to elevate “relations between the two countries and the armed forces to a new level.”
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed shock and sadness over the coal mine disaster in Soma, Turkey, about 150 miles south of Istanbul, last Tuesday (13th May 2014), which has up to now claimed the lives of over 280 miners and left several others injured.