South African President Jacob Zuma arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on transit early this morning, Airport sources said.
A spokesman for the BIA said the president arrived at the airport accompanied with eighteen delegates at 1.45a.m. and left for China at 3.50a.m.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said an additional secretary of the ministry was sent to the airport to welcome him. (Chaturanga Pradeep and T.K.G. Kapila)