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President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed the need to increase women’s participation in politics in Pakistan, an official statement said.

This was revealed during a courtesy call on President Rajapaksa this morning at the Presidential Secretariat, the visiting Secretary of the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jilal Abbas Jilani, the external affairs ministry said in a statement.

“The President and the Secretary also talked about the upcoming general election in Pakistan and the need to increase women’s participation in politics,” the statement said.

The visiting Secretary had told the President that “there is a marked difference” in Sri Lanka from when he last visited during the war in 2005.

“There is a peace and tranquility one feels,” Mr. Jilani said, adding that the difference is not only with the end of the war but with development activities as well. He further said, “We deeply appreciate and admire the manner in which your government has been able to take care of terrorism.”

President Rajapaksa thanked Pakistan for its continuous support both during and after the war, stating that Pakistan played a crucial role in assisting Sri Lanka during decisive points. While conveying “greetings and very best wishes” from Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Mr. Jilani said, “

Mr. Jilani thanked President Rajapaksa for Sri Lanka’s support to Pakistan including during the dengue epidemic that Pakistan faced in 2011.

Following a request by the Pakistani government, Sri Lanka sent a dengue eradication team that assisted with a needs assessment and training of Pakistani medical personnel, the statement added.
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  • Sumanthi Friday, 05 April 2013 08:40 AM

    Great gesture Mr. President. Your next step is to get educated people to contest the elections in SL. As you have a bus load of idiots.

    Deen Friday, 05 April 2013 05:55 AM

    they were the first to vote and will continue to vote.

    Mike Friday, 05 April 2013 11:19 AM

    MR Mind your own busyness - so many created problems and issues in your Country - first clean your own dirt's stop harming the minorities and their properties- you are racist with two faces

    Kumar Friday, 05 April 2013 06:06 AM

    Hey MR! We have lot of issue here, why your talking aboubt them?

    Suq Madique Friday, 05 April 2013 02:14 PM

    But the pests like you would be eradicated.

    MRN Thursday, 04 April 2013 03:55 PM

    because Pakistan did not support SL in UN

    Manel Friday, 05 April 2013 09:03 AM

    Good idea!! Start at home. Get CBK back into UPFA politics.

    Norwegian Saturday, 06 April 2013 04:31 AM

    And how many women is ministers in Sri Lanka?

    lankaboy Friday, 05 April 2013 09:39 AM

    Pakistan has more women in parliament than Sri Lanka! Maybe we should be taking our own advice, just like how we should be following the recommendations of our own LLRC.

    ANTON Friday, 05 April 2013 07:43 AM

    I THINK ROHITHA IS FOLLOWING IN HIS FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS.

    samir Friday, 05 April 2013 12:00 AM

    perhaps planning to send sri lankan muslim women in pardha to pakistan with their racist campaign for pak elections via DM Android App

    firefox Friday, 05 April 2013 07:46 AM

    Mr President, did you really send our Dengue man, Mervin Silva to Pakistan?

    Anil Friday, 05 April 2013 07:57 AM

    Its not for him to comment

    raviraj Friday, 05 April 2013 10:19 AM

    why can't these dengue experts try and eradicate dengue in srilanka

    xlntgson Friday, 05 April 2013 08:11 AM

    Gender politics! Women dominate in all spheres, no time to bear and deliver means, what is the alternative?

    xlntgson Friday, 05 April 2013 08:11 AM

    Gender politics! Women dominate in all spheres, no time to bear and deliver means, what is the alternative?

    Vigneswaran Thursday, 04 April 2013 10:05 PM

    One beggar appreciates the other beggar.


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