Malaysian Deputy PM to visit Sri Lanka today

Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Malaysia Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi, will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from 21 to 22 July 2016.

During his stay, the Deputy Prime Minister will call on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He will also meet Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena and Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorale and have discussions on areas of mutual interest.

The visit is envisaged to expand and increase cooperation in the spheres of Political, Economic, Trade, Defense and Tourism sectors between the two countries.

The Deputy Prime Minister will attend the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd Lubricants’ four million liters per month lubricant blending plant on July 21, 2016, which will be setup in Muthurajawela with an investment of US$30mil (RM120mil). This will be the company’s second plant outside of Malaysia. The company had signed a 20 year BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) agreement along with Supply and Land Lease agreements with the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation on May 06, 2016.

The Deputy Prime Minister Dato Seri Dr. Ahmed Zahid Hamidi will be accompanied by his spouse Yang Amat Berbahagia Datin Seri Hamidah binti Khamis, his officials and members of a business delegation.

(Government News Portal)