President holds discussions with Pakistan PM; cricket among topics discussed

President holds discussions with Pakistan PM; cricket among topics discussed

Written by Staff Writer

20 May, 2014 | 7:43 pm

President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking to his Pakistani counterpart Mamnoon Hussain in China today emphasised that terrorists cannot be allowed to control the right to sports.

The two leaders discussed a number of factors including reviving cricket tours between the two nations.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain in Shanghai on the sidelines of the of the fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) that is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

According to the Presidential Media Unit, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain extended his country’s unwavering support to Sri Lanka. The two leaders had discussions on a vast range of topics during the meeting.

The Pakistani President had said that Pakistan will always support Sri Lanka at international fora. President Rajapaksa said while explaining the immediate post-war measures the government adopted, that Sri Lanka released more than 14,000 ex-combatants back into society.

President Hussain also spoke about Sri Lanka’s support towards Pakistan and elaborated on his country’s perception of relations with Sri Lanka.

Photo by: President’s Media Unit

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