Written by Staff Writer
02 Nov, 2015 | 7:11 pm
President Maithripala who is on an official visit to Thailand called on the Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday.
The bilateral discussions were held at the official residence of the Thailand Prime Minister.
President Sirisena was welcomed with a guard of honour, before sitting down for bilateral talks. The President’s visit to Thailand was undertaken with the aim of enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in areas of economics, politics, culture, religion and tourism.
The President’s Media Unit notes that the Prime Minister of Thailand commended the renewed political vision of the President and the concept of a government of co-existence in Sri Lanka.
The President requested the Thai government to grant an opportunity for Sri Lankan intellectuals to conduct research and to gather experience in Thailand.
The President’s Media Unit said that attention was drawn towards increasing the frequency of flights between Sri Lanka and Thailand in order to boost the tourism sector.
Meanwhile, the exposition of the sacred relic from the Mahiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya commenced at the Buddhamanthan Temple, under the auspices of the leaders of the two countries.
The Maha Sangha of the two countries conducted religious observances.
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