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The Emir of the state of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka this year after accepting the invitation sent by President Mahinda Rajapaksa through External Affairs Minister G.L .Peries, External Affairs Ministry source said.

Sri Lanka and Qatar will also establish the joint commission to develop bilateral ties in trade, investment and tourism.

Qatar has also agreed to employ Sri Lankan Engineers and Technicians in the contract works related to Foot Ball world cup series in 2022 in Qatar. (Rifthi Ali)

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  • kabeer Monday, 21 February 2011 02:21 PM

    for this reason only G.L Peries was in Doha - Last week

    noushin Monday, 21 February 2011 02:39 PM

    we warmly welcome his majesty.

    Nick Monday, 21 February 2011 02:48 PM

    According to the CIA report there will be no uprising in Qatar because unemplyment rate is 0.05%

    Noah Monday, 21 February 2011 03:28 PM

    what?? BOW DOWN??

    Oshanda Monday, 21 February 2011 03:48 PM

    Please sending women as house maids, there are enough labour jobs for men here in Qatar, why dont the government of Sri Lanka send the men out of the Island, and stop this barbaric act of selling women.
    This is worst than Prostitution,sending women to slavery

    Pain in the Gluteus Monday, 21 February 2011 04:33 PM

    Who was it begging Ghadaffi to come to Sri Lanka?

    Marikkar Monday, 21 February 2011 05:03 PM

    Will he be survived for his visit

    maman baas Monday, 21 February 2011 06:04 PM

    This man is a rebel among his own Arab comrades . He is very controversial and stirs up a lots of hornets nests in the Middle East by going against the grain. Cant understand why he wants to visit S lanka of all places. Maybe now with Gaddafi having fled Tripoli and trouble brewing in Bahrain , he fears his own furure. So he is visitin to check if S Lanka is a healthy and clean place to spend his last days in when it comes (soon).

    Fair N Square Monday, 21 February 2011 07:15 PM

    He is planning to invest his ill gotten money and make SL his 2nd home LOL....now that most Middle eastern countries are having a lot of issues. He knows this is the ONLY country that won a guerilla war and eradicated terrorism... so he may want to consider his investment safe........... West is all going down, (rather gone down, economically) its the time for the east.............. buckle up ppl good times are coming for what we went thru for the last 30 yrs.

    Theres always a calm after a storm......

    Sicillain Monday, 21 February 2011 07:54 PM

    I am sure he is here to discuss the 4th Doha flight from Colombo

    Sicillain Monday, 21 February 2011 08:02 PM

    So nice to see the knowledge in you. Qatar is much better country and they manage to get the third flight probably he is here to negotiate the fourth

    Sicillain Monday, 21 February 2011 08:03 PM

    Qatar Airways operates 3 flights daily from Colombo under the agreement. I am sure he is on a business trip to see the possibilities of fourth.

    Ranjith Monday, 21 February 2011 09:25 PM

    What about 1970s !!

    wijer Monday, 21 February 2011 09:34 PM

    Tunisia -Egypt - Barhain- Libya- Morrocco-Kuwait
    Who is going to be the next , Quatar -Iran -Yeman. All Good friends of Mr. Namal & MR . No friends in the USA Or EU Now no friends inthe Arab world? Green tiger

    Hosni Tuesday, 22 February 2011 01:14 AM

    I think he is comming here to take his belongings...dont let his enter the country..

    xlntgson Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:13 AM

    He may stay here for ever!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 22 February 2011 06:52 AM

    Exactly...for some private tuition!

    Dinesh Tuesday, 22 February 2011 02:14 AM

    @ Hosni - He is invited by president.

    Calistus J. Monday, 21 February 2011 10:34 AM

    Days are numbered for those leaders now. Better be hurry.

    citizen1 Tuesday, 22 February 2011 07:02 AM

    Remember who invited whom.....Wonder who is footing the bill?

    spark Monday, 21 February 2011 11:02 AM

    Why, doesnt he have any better place or person to visit?

    Asiri Monday, 21 February 2011 11:08 AM

    Hes coming to get tips on how to run a democratic dictatorships

    malkanthi Monday, 21 February 2011 11:10 AM

    Foreign revenue is very important, no matter who comes forward, we will dance according to their tunes.

    Cobra Monday, 21 February 2011 11:05 AM

    Friends of a feather are getting agitated, perhaps, and seeking comfort from each other!

    lovely Monday, 21 February 2011 11:21 AM

    This is the best place lead by the best person.

    mohandev Monday, 21 February 2011 11:23 AM

    What a honor for the chinthanaya, even the arabs now bow down before us

    chandra Monday, 21 February 2011 11:28 AM

    This Emir usually does not like to meet leaders in other country for just. If they have mutual benifits from the business they like to visit other countries.

    Wara Monday, 21 February 2011 11:45 AM

    If this invitation was given by Ranil, you all well come. What a joke ??

    Wara Monday, 21 February 2011 11:46 AM

    May be you were not born to see the real democracy in 1980s !!

    Wara Monday, 21 February 2011 11:46 AM

    So as Westerns !!

    Idiot Monday, 21 February 2011 11:49 AM

    also to get tips on how to crack down protests.

    Ranjith Monday, 21 February 2011 11:57 AM

    Ranil is a genius compared to most of the others though his image is tarnished by continuous false and fabricated propaganda.

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 21 February 2011 11:59 AM

    Well Better He comes before People upraise start. very soon Gadaffi will fall and a lot in line

    Gemba Monday, 21 February 2011 12:04 PM

    He just wanna check how hell on earth looks like so he can get a clear idea about how hell looks like...

    Anti-Spark Monday, 21 February 2011 12:19 PM

    This better place he's visiting is the place you live. So be proud, instead of addressing it bad indirectly. Shame.

    Yehiya-Doha Monday, 21 February 2011 12:26 PM

    We are enjoying lot of freedom in Qatar.

    demon Monday, 21 February 2011 12:31 PM

    i guess you really dont know about him...qatar ppl loves him a lot...i think this is a good start...

    tha Monday, 21 February 2011 12:39 PM

    Better to have a such Rich friend .........Good move Sri lanka......

    Idiot Monday, 21 February 2011 12:48 PM

    Why do you comparing with 1980s?
    Because of some one broken your hand some years back you won't care if some one broken your finger now?

    rajitha Tuesday, 22 February 2011 04:46 AM

    Be honest , this leader is true leader who have pledged and devoted for his countrymen. We have so many things to learn from such leader. Appreciate his visit.

    I Hussein Monday, 21 February 2011 01:29 PM

    Gulf leaders very rarely visit asian countries. So its good for SL image.
    He is visiting SL and thats important.

    Analyst Monday, 21 February 2011 01:49 PM

    Is Amir arriving on 31st Dec 2011 ?

    We are still waiting for the arrival of Dr Fox since last year.

    channa Monday, 21 February 2011 02:08 PM

    If you dont like this place....Get on a boat and go to Australia or Canada.....

    Dilan Monday, 21 February 2011 02:11 PM

    Dont be so Negative.....You are always so negative...hope u dont feel the same way about yourself.....

    Dilan Monday, 21 February 2011 02:13 PM

    You can invite him to your home if you want......


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