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President to visit Philippines on Jan 15

10 January 2019 08:04 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena will be in the Philippines for a state visit from January 15 to 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of Philippines announced today.

President Sirisena is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on January 16 to discuss “political, economic, cultural, and people engagement,” according to DFA.

DFA said President Sirisena will also visit the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna during his trip in the Philippines.

“The visit of President Sirisena is the first by a Sri Lankan President serving both as Head of State and Government under Sri Lanka’s 1978 Constitution,” DFA added.

  Comments - 23

  • Buddi Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:14 PM

    What a waste of money

    xxx Friday, 11 January 2019 07:02 AM

    Making hay while the sun shines. All these trips to save Sri Lanka.

    idi Friday, 11 January 2019 07:04 AM

    Could somebody calculate how many days he has spent in Sri Lanka for the past 3 1/2 years?

    Jega Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:23 PM

    Make sure he is given good quality cashew nuts in the flight else he will go nuts.

    ANTON Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:23 PM


    Ruwan Friday, 11 January 2019 06:40 AM

    ...and that government owned beaching vehicles won't pollute the atmosphere.

    Chux Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:33 PM

    Probably he will learn from Philippine President how to run a country

    Jack Friday, 11 January 2019 06:47 AM

    He may tell to philippine president how to ruin the country

    lkboy Friday, 11 January 2019 04:55 PM

    suited fellow for him.

    upali Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:48 PM

    Welcome to Angeles City.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:51 PM

    President Dutarte, PLEASE bump him off - just another fraud gone.. it would be for you.

    Samantha Thursday, 10 January 2019 08:51 PM

    Where else he can go? Only to those countries.may be Swaziland too.

    ravin Friday, 11 January 2019 04:20 AM

    Can filipinos keep him with them? Great help as a friend of Sri Lanka

    lion Friday, 11 January 2019 05:09 AM

    Now only 10 more months and merry making will be speed up as the number of days are dwindling by the day. This man has topped the list as the most cursed person of srilanka

    Moiez Friday, 11 January 2019 06:34 AM

    President dutertu please don't welcome this guy, useless fellow, maybe he is coming to beg money.

    bill Friday, 11 January 2019 07:07 AM

    In a way this is like embezzling state funds.

    arkhamn9 Friday, 11 January 2019 07:49 AM

    At least get us visa on arrival to that country. pathetic

    R Friday, 11 January 2019 11:38 AM

    He is a farmer and wishes to study more about rice cultivation.

    mario Friday, 11 January 2019 12:19 PM

    President should request visa on arrival for Sri Lankans at the moment they charge Rs. 8,500/- for single entry visa this is little high as we charge only USD 25

    Gamaya Friday, 11 January 2019 03:09 PM

    Thavelling first class in the national carrier with the retinue what a waste of public money

    Maithri Friday, 11 January 2019 04:53 PM

    At the end of his term as President, it would be interestingto see a list of the countries visited, no.of people accompanying,duration of stay, and the burden on tax-payers?

    Samson Friday, 11 January 2019 05:41 PM

    You are wasting the poor mans money. Are you competent to have economic discussions and what can you contribute to ADB.

    Banda Friday, 11 January 2019 06:02 PM

    One arsehole going to visit another arsehole.

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