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President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) a short while ago for the opening of the the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project.

He was welcomed at the Mattala Airport by PM Dinesh Gunawardane.

During his one-day official visit, President Raisi will inaugurate the Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project (UOMDP).

Pix by Pradeep Pathirana


  Comments - 23

  • Amaran Wednesday, 24 April 2024 10:51 AM

    A Warm Welcome to SRI LANKA

    Donate Some Petroleum Too Wednesday, 24 April 2024 10:58 AM

    Hope some tankers of oil too arrived for the needy. Politicians are doing fine with the loans and increase of taxes. Please remember to donate excess oil which will reduce the prices which are dominated by the oil mafia’s.

    ANTON Wednesday, 24 April 2024 11:37 AM

    I THINK TO ASCERTAIN THAT WE SRILANKAN ARE IN A POSITION TO PAY BACK THEIR LOANS.

    nihal weerawardane Wednesday, 24 April 2024 12:15 PM

    PERSIANS ARE ONE OF OUR BEST FRIENDS - AND IS A VERY POURFULL NATION - DO NOT FORGET THIS GENUIN HELP FROM IRAN - WELL COME TO SRILANKA -

    Grand Welcome Wednesday, 24 April 2024 12:17 PM

    Look at the grand Welcome. And they say SL is Bankrupt. International viewers will think twice now of donating or loaning money to SL now.

    Janaka Wednesday, 24 April 2024 02:01 PM

    A typically stupid comment. DO you want a CTB bus to go and pick up a head of state?

    Don’t Show Off With Borrowed Money Wednesday, 24 April 2024 10:03 PM

    @Janaka- that’s what the country can afford. Currently having fleets of high end vehicles using loans and donations from other countries. It’s people like you who want to show off using borrowed money instead of living within your own means. Remember, USD$50 billion still in unpaid loans awaiting payment!

    DJ Wednesday, 24 April 2024 02:26 PM

    The end to tourism.

    Jesus Wednesday, 24 April 2024 03:48 PM

    End your sad pathetic life with your views ....

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 24 April 2024 04:10 PM

    Ranil should have gone to welcome him.

    ceylonese Wednesday, 24 April 2024 04:58 PM

    Hilarious indeed Janaka.

    Ruwan Wednesday, 24 April 2024 05:50 PM

    @ Grand Welcome: you are the dirty Indian troll . All Indian involvement in Sri Lanka ends up in corruption, We are happy to have Iran with us !!!

    Ungrateful And Racist Mentality Thursday, 25 April 2024 04:49 AM

    Who gave SL the much needed lifeline soon after Gota got kicked out and during the ongoing 2022 economic crisis. You seem to have a memory issue which may need immediate attention.

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:51 AM

    Yes India gave us 4B in credit line to dump their sub standard products and cheap Russian oil at well above market price. Then they grabbed very strategic assets of Sri Lanka at low cost. Indians have been stealing our fish for decades and the value of stolen fish could be in excess of USD 10 billion.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 24 April 2024 07:51 PM

    Thank you very much Iran . Iran is a country which help us always.

    Hesitant To Support Thursday, 25 April 2024 04:56 AM

    More countries will assist the friendly people of SL but currently are hesitant with this government not being accountable and accepted by the people. After the elections, should see more support.

    Sambo Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:35 PM

    Did officials ask him for a loan or to supply us with free fuel.

    joshua Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:15 PM

    The roads were closed most of the time. Can't these VIPs be transported by air without inconveniencing the public?? We have to waste our petrol with these so called stupid security of ours

    Mahila Thursday, 25 April 2024 02:13 AM

    Why the Thanakola munching crowd didn’t, couldn't anticipate traffic delay and adjust their Travel!!!??? HERD instinct!!!??? What else!!?? Blindly following 5th STD educated Parliamentarians/Politicians!!??

    Friedrich Bruno Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:30 PM

    Is Sri Lanka joining the team consisting Russia, China, Iran and North Korea?

    Won’t Be Accepted Thursday, 25 April 2024 04:40 AM

    They won’t accept SL as it’s bankrupt and will be a burden to them. Most SL senior politician’s will keep on calling them for loans to maintain their lavish lifestyle and if there are any leftovers for the citizens.

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:54 AM

    Aren't those are the ones challenging discriminating and cunning west who are war mongers and conflict creators?

    Ron hardy Thursday, 25 April 2024 11:13 AM

    Sri lanka need all foriegn partners friends in good turms ...we shouldn't worry about others may say.......All are welcome We need more friends our president can be a key factor


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