President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka this evening after a successful two-day state visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the first by a Sri Lankan head of state to that country. President left the country last Monday (28).
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received at Al-Sakhir Palace today the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and discussed with him ways of bolstering bilateral cooperation ties in all fields.
I am humbled and honored to receive the prestigious Sheikh Isa Medal, the highest honor of the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is particularly because, this award celebrates the life-long dedication of late Emir, Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa to humanitarianism, and the distinct impact he left on the Bahrain and world, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Manama, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Al-Sakhir Palace today, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a visit to the kingdom.
Sri Lanka and Bahrain today signed three Memorandums of Understanding on sports, culture and arts, and another between the University of Colombo and the University of Bahrain. The agreements aim to further collaboration and strengthen the relations between the two countries.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Bahrain this morning and was received at the Bahrain International Airport by the Prime Minister of Bahrain His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Building Humane Values among people requires a cultural heritage and honest ideals. The celebration of a country’s cultural heritage is important as it symbolizes national unity and the nation’s collective progress towards prosperity, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.