President Maithripala Sirisena today held bilateral talks with the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace in Manila.
After the meeting, both countries inked five agreements on areas of military, tourism and agriculture and the Presidents witnessed the exchange of agreements held in Malacañang.
The agreements included Memoranda of Understanding between the Department of National Defence of the Philippines and the Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka concerning defence and military education and training and exchanges of defence and military delegations.
MoUs on cooperation in agriculture, fisheries and related fields and understanding on academic cooperation in higher education were also signed between the two countries.
Among the agreements signed were an MoU between the Department of Tourism of the Philippines and the Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka and an MoU between the University of the Philippines-Los Baños and the Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock, Irrigation, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development (MAREALIFARD).
The Philippines President, a hard guy, essentially invited MS to Philippines to learn about the military secreat for the Sri Lankan Army’s crushing victory over the LTTE terrorists.So the signing of the military related arrangements are real all other agreements are just a cosmetic cover.
bo Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:29 AM
May be the president shares his secrets with this knows it all Walter Mitty character. What a joker.
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:44 AM
Absolute nonsense... this is a farce trip for the President where most countries do not respect him anymore equally to the citizens of his own country. We gain nothing from this farce trip.
Mendis Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:04 AM
Hey Buffalo, it was the Philippines President who invited MS to visit him. Jaffna Logic is absolutely right as to why the invitation came since MS has nothing else to offer.
Labby Wednesday, 16 January 2019 08:57 PM
Now are the JO going to say that we have sold our country to Philippines?
Chux Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:15 AM
He is teaching Sinhalese to Philippine President
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