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President Maithripala Sirisena will be arriving in Seychelles next week (8th to 10th October) on his first state visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles said in a statement.

It further said the President will be accompanied by his wife and a high level delegation. 

He will arrive in Seychelles on an invitation extended to him by President Danny Faure in March last year, during President Faure’s working visit to Sri Lanka.

President Sirisena and President Faure are expected to have bilateral discussions on various areas of cooperation between the two countries.

The talks are expected to concentrate on health, education, tourism, environment, fisheries, maritime security and the Indian Ocean Commission amongst others.

Tomorrow marks exactly 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and this visit is likely to pave the way to further cooperation between the two Indian Ocean neighbours. 

Seychelles and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations on October 3, 1988.

  Comments - 22

  • rohan Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:45 AM

    I think it is high time both President and Prime minister remain in SL this given time.Country is going through the worst economic situations and unfortunately both of them out of the country all the time.

    Mandayan Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:46 AM

    Find out what MR was doing there when he visited with those $ in millions.

    lkboy Wednesday, 03 October 2018 09:50 AM

    How will this help the rupee?

    ANTON Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:03 AM


    Unchikun Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:13 AM

    Nice. The family and a high level delegation. The cost is what i need to know and for what?

    Ruvin Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:21 AM

    It is high time both President and PM go to another country, develop that country and stay back in that country.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 03 October 2018 05:43 PM

    good suggest.add little bit more,now more than enough money earned from small salary to live billionaires life in london,dubai.

    Gamaya Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:22 AM

    Make hay while the sun shines.You will never get another chance to be President again.Shameless tweet.

    Sunil Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:25 AM

    Here we go again.

    Bala Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:50 PM

    You mean here 'they' go agaiin at our expense

    Palugaswewa Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:27 AM the time has come for you to stop this globe trotting.More time you are abroad more conspiracies take place at home and someone else becomes more and more powerful. Secure your seat ,we want you to be our President.

    Mandy Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:52 PM

    President - No not again

    Saman Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:26 PM

    They voted against Sri Lanka yet our guys still want to go there for vacation and for begging. Shameless leaders we have.

    Harsha Wednesday, 03 October 2018 01:34 PM

    Practice what you preach. Save dollars.

    kumar Wednesday, 03 October 2018 03:04 PM

    Pls . disclose number in the delegation, family members ,cost

    Ceylon Wednesday, 03 October 2018 03:05 PM

    lucky man sirisena.the richest begger in srilanka.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 03 October 2018 05:02 PM

    These two will win most traveled by heads of a government for no reason award for 2018

    southpaw Wednesday, 03 October 2018 05:08 PM

    Please do give us an update pertaining to the Quality of Cashew nuts served on board. Thank you!

    Pushkara Wednesday, 03 October 2018 05:18 PM

    Population of 94000 . May be money laundering

    Spetang Wednesday, 03 October 2018 05:58 PM

    He does not qualify to be a tax resident of Sri Lanka.

    Sofia Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:01 AM

    Seychelles population 95000. Kalutara (flood effected area) has 1.2 million while even Polonnaruwa (drought effected) has 900,000. So better if he stayed home donated this expenditure for relief to Sri Lankans at Kalutara

    dulan Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:06 AM

    When his govt is asking people to cut luxury expenditure with what concise is he able to travel so often with family and large groups?

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