President Mahinda Rajapaksa was today awarded the prestigious Khalifa Medal, the highest honor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Presidential Media Unit said.
During the ceremony, the King of Bahrain, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa said the medal was being presented to President Rajapaksa “in appreciation of your Excellency and your friendly country, and in recognition of the efforts you are personally exerting to move with bilateral ties to a higher level of development and progress.”
The Order of Al-Khalifa was founded in 1940 and revived in the 1970s. The medal honors the dedication of the late Amir Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa to humanitarianism. The medal has been presented to a handful of notable leaders including the King of Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister of Malaysia and Queen Elizabeth II, among others.
Upon receiving the medal, President Rajapaksa said, “I am humbled and honored,” and said, “With Bahrain, we seek to build an enhanced dynamic partnership. The kind words, gracious hospitality and warm interactions will leave enduring and fond memories of this state visit, for me and my delegation, which undoubtedly will translate into active cooperation.”
in March in UN also they gave him an Award. but he did not go to collect
Arabist Tuesday, 29 April 2014 09:18 AM
Bahrain one of the most corrupt countries in the Middle East with an autocratic ruler propped up by Saudi Arabia. The rulers belong to minority Sunni sect and suppress the majority Shias. Bahrain can teach a lot of things on how to stay in power for decades and how to suppress human rights and freedom of the media. Super choice for a destination. via DM iPad app
Badaginna Tuesday, 29 April 2014 09:21 AM
The waist lines of both indicate they are very prosperous. via DM iPad app
Paisa Must Appah Tuesday, 29 April 2014 04:27 AM
Gold is cheap now. Gold plated items still cheaper.
Dimuthu Heendeniya Tuesday, 29 April 2014 10:30 AM
Very soon UK will award him a knighthood . British PM told h during the CHOGM.
Devapriya Mendis Tuesday, 29 April 2014 05:05 AM
jealous dollar kakanta hondata ridenawa, ask your tiger cubs to garland you with cyanide capsules left overs.
Perumal Tuesday, 29 April 2014 05:15 AM
Can anyone say what title he was awarded by Col. Quadafi?
Vellu Tuesday, 29 April 2014 05:23 AM
If he has gone to UN he would have got caught for the Human Rights Allegation and War Crimes.
frekingd Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:32 AM
We can dump two dustbins together. via DM Android App
ala Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:03 AM
He is the night rider, running with hares and hunting with hounds.
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