President visits Yasser Arafat Mausoleum

President visits Yasser Arafat Mausoleum

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jan, 2014 | 10:35 pm

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Palestine on Monday for a two-day official visit .

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Palestine  following the conclusion of his tour of Jordan.

He was received by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and a group of dignitaries including the Palestinian Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Dr. Anwar al-Agha.

President Rajapsaka visited the mausoleum of Former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and laid a floral tribute to the late leader.

The president is due to meet with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on Monday and is also scheduled to receive the “Star of Palestine award”, which is the highest award conferred by the State of Palestine ..

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